Buy Your Neanderthal Arts Festival tickets from the Cultch | July 19th, 2011
Our very own Neanderthal Arts Festival is starting at the Cultch on Thursday this week (See our festival schedule)! If you don't have tickets to our shows yet, we suggest you get 'em while the getting's good.
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My Pregnant Brother. Notes from the Playwright | July 19th, 2011
My Pregnant Brother has been described as "Storytelling at its finest. Theatre at its finest. Empathy, love and growth." This drama tells the magical story of a man who gives birth to a child -- a full two years before anyone ever heard of Thomas Beatie, “the World's First Pregnant Man,” which made headlines around the world.
The Charlebois Post carries a neat article by the playwright about what went into the making of this performance:
For those of you who haven’t seen the show, it’s a solo piece in which I relive the experiences surrounding the birth of my niece. My brother (née my sister, transgender for over a decade, still in possession of reproductive parts) got pregnant and needed me at a time when I was trying to change my own identity by shrugging off the overblown sense of responsibility my childhood had helped to contrive. Of course, hilarity ensues…
But yes, it’s been just over two years since I first stood in front of an audience and said, “My name is Johanna and I’m going to tell you my story” and Mum and James have been very patient. They’ve managed to keep their fears on the back porch and have been cautiously supportive of every run. But, well, we’re a sensitive bunch of Nutters and it’s safe to say that my family has always been dependably unpredictable. And it’s not only their reactions that have propelled me to this place beyond fear; I wonder also how I am going to be able to become my mother and brother when they are sitting right there in the audience?