Plays by trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) writers are a rarity in American theater. As transgender stories are co-opted, commercialized, and misrepresented by cisgender writers, Trans Lab will support the creation of a critical mass of TGNC plays by TGNC writers. In 2018, four teams of trans and gender nonconforming playwrights will develop four new plays through the Trans Lab Fellowship, which is supported by WP Theater and the Public Theater. In addition to the four Trans Lab Fellows, the lab will support emerging TGNC directors to counter the underrepresentation of these artists in the theater industry. Trans Lab’s programming will include professional development sessions for fellows, and the year-long program will culminate in a series of readings of works developed in the lab.
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