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tranny roadshow pulling into richmond

Monday, April 25th, the Tranny Roadshow will bring a multimedia extravaganza celebrating the lives of trans people to the Nanci Raygun at 6pm.

Celebrating their own unique twist on performance art, the Tranny Roadshow begins a national tour this month. The show is the first of its kind: the entire cast is transgender. TR performances include dance, film, comedy, hip-hop, poetry, rock music, and more. The show is accompanied by a visual art display, with pieces ranging from photography to comic books. You don't want to miss this show!!!! Locals pro noun pro will be opening the show. $6 at the door open to all ages!!!
Celebrating their own unique twist on performance art, the Tranny Roadshow begins a national tour this month. The show is the first of its kind: the entire cast is transgender.

Transgender is a term used to describe those who feel out of place in their designated roles as man or woman. Some members of the Tranny Roadshow (TR) have physically transitioned from male to female or vice versa. Others view gender as a continuum, believing there are many options in between man and woman, and place themselves at various points along that scale.

Their views may vary, but all of them believe in the importance of discussing gender, and all of them pursue that discussion through art. TR performances include dance, film, comedy, hip-hop, poetry, rock music, and more. The show is accompanied by a visual art display, with pieces ranging from photography to comic books.

The show’s organizers, Jamez Terry and Kelly Shortandqueer, want to entertain people, but they have other goals as well. Shortandqueer says that the show is designed to educate people about transgender lives and to increase visibility of their issues. “We want to give people a well-rounded view,? said Shortandqueer. “Transpeople are full human beings, and there’s so much diversity within this group.? They hope their audiences will also be diverse and are promoting the show to transgender people as well as many other communities.

Their ideas are not new. Many people have contacted the pair of organizers to say they have had similar ideas. However, none of these people had been able to make their ideas into realities. Terry and Shortandqueer are veteran organizers, having worked together before on an LGBT youth conference in DC, a mail-order literature project, and the nonprofit Denver Zine Library. In the last few months, they have had a crash course in tour organizing.

When Terry went to Shortandqueer to pitch the Tranny Roadshow, named after one of the slang terms for transgender people, his vision for the show was small. “I just wanted to go on tour and I figured it would be more fun with a friend or two,? said Terry. When he and Shortandqueer began looking for tour partners, they were unprepared for the level of response they would receive.
They broadcast an e-mail in December about their proposed “tranny variety show.? The e-mail asked for performers as well as help with setting up shows. Neither Terry nor Shortandqueer had ever tried to book a show, much less a two month tour. They were overwhelmed and thrilled with the volume of mail that came back.

The schedule includes performances by Katastrophe, a San Francisco rapper; Gina Kamentsky, a Boston filmmaker and comic artist; The New Minority, a Philadelphia punk fusion band; Tha Novice, a musician and breakdancer currently attending Yale University; and many others, including Terry and Shortandqueer, both of whom are nomadic spoken word artists and humorists.

They didn’t expect to find so many willing and talented performers. “At first, we were saying yes to almost everyone. We didn’t think many people would be interested,? Terry explains. It didn’t take long to realize they could afford to be picky. Hundreds of people have written to express support. The show schedule is filling rapidly, and more than 2 dozen performers are listed on the TR website (along with a note that not all performers will be at each show.)

“I don’t know what made us think we could do this,? said Terry, “but somehow we’re pulling it off. It’s an adventure!?

More information, including a tour schedule and biographical information for all performers, can be found on their website: www.trannyroadshow.org

You don't want to miss this show!!!! Locals pro noun pro will be opening the show. $6 at the door open to all ages!!!
 
 


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