35 min

40 - Gender Expansiveness in Theater with Nicolas Shannon Savar‪d‬ Transformation Thursday

    • Society & Culture

In this episode Amy and Penny and chat with Nicolas Shannon Savard who is working on their PhD at The Ohio State University. Nicolas is researching representations of transgender and other gender non-conforming people in the performance arts, by looking at what projects are available for GNC persons, how many times trans/GNC people have to write and perform their own material creating their own opportunities to perform, and how cisgender people are playing trans characters and the problems this creates. Additionally, the three discuss the reactions Nicolas, Amy, and Penny get from audiences to their work as an actor, comedienne, and storyteller.

In this episode Amy and Penny and chat with Nicolas Shannon Savard who is working on their PhD at The Ohio State University. Nicolas is researching representations of transgender and other gender non-conforming people in the performance arts, by looking at what projects are available for GNC persons, how many times trans/GNC people have to write and perform their own material creating their own opportunities to perform, and how cisgender people are playing trans characters and the problems this creates. Additionally, the three discuss the reactions Nicolas, Amy, and Penny get from audiences to their work as an actor, comedienne, and storyteller.

35 min

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