By Lara Rae
In association with the Manitoba Association of Playwrights.
Venue: Rachel Browne Theatre – 211 Bannatyne Avenue
75 Minutes – No Intermission
ABOUT THE PLAY
In this original and poetic new work, Lara Rae tells the raw and heartfelt story of her half century long (and counting) gender odyssey. Two actors, one male, one female, illuminate the inner life of a trans woman from her Scottish childhood in the 1960’s to the present day.
Matching our inside to our outside is always hard. For trans people it’s often a matter of life and death. Stripping away the visual cues that both define and imprison transgender people, Dragonfly is a call to all of us to forge creativity from chaos.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Lara Rae is an award winning TV and radio writer, performer and host. She has written and produced for several CBC comedy and drama programs including Afghanada, Little Mosque on the Prairie, Monsoon House, ReVision Quest and DNTO. In 2016, Lara became the first transgender person to host a national CBC news program when she guest hosted The Current. She is the co-founder and Artistic Director of the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and a 30 year veteran of stand-up comedy.
Venue: Rachel Browne Theatre
Director: Ardith Boxall
Dramaturg: Brian Drader
Featuring: Eric Blais and Sarah Constible
Production Design: Hugh Conacher
Costume Design: Maureen Petkau
Sound Design & Original Composition: Emma Hendrix
Stage Manager: Mike Duggan
Production Manager: Steven Vande Vyvere
A Note on Content: Dragonfly is an autobiographical, poetic journey that uses language, memory and storytelling as tools to explore the writer’s life. There are mature themes such as substance abuse, addiction, suicide and sexual violence. The language can be strong and evocative.
This venue is wheelchair accessible.
There is a multi-stall gender-inclusive washroom that is wheelchair-accessible.