In a moment where the world feels like it's spiraling out of our control, we look to the dark spaces of the theater to find community. The shared experience of encountering characters and narratives outside of one's own purview gives us the rare opportunity to walk in another's shoes – even if it's only for a few hours. It’s a charged moment politically and socially around many topics – in particularly the expression of gender and sexuality.
We are so eager to explore this element in our work - to treat it with sensitivity and grace, and also to allow a multiplicity of voices (ranging from utter confusion to embraced mastery) express their perspectives. To develop a play that feels in sync with the world around us, that is attempting to represent both mainstream and marginalized voices around a subject that is ever evolving, is a tremendous gift. It is an honor to engage with the Goodman staff, artists and audience as we continue to hone our work that deeply investigates this ever-changing American moment.