Play Reading Book Club: Burgerz
Join me at the Jackson Mann Community Center in Allston/Brighton in April where I'll be facilitating a Play Reading Book Club for Burgerz! Over the course of several weeks we will read the play, discuss the text, see the live performance, and be treated to a private reception with the artists.
ABOUT THE PLAY:
After transphobic slurs—and a hamburger—are thrown at theatre artist Travis Alabanza, a newfound passion is ignited. They became obsessed with hamburgers: How they are made. How they feel and smell. How they travel through the air. How the mayonnaise feels on your skin.
Burgerz is the climax of that obsession, exploring how trans bodies survive and how—by reclaiming an act of violence—we can all address our own complicity. Carving out a place for themselves as one of the UK’s prominent trans voices, Alabanza presents a performance that is powerful, hilarious, unsettling, and timely.
ABOUT THE PLAY READING BOOK CLUB:
ArtsEmerson’s Play Reading Book Club (PRBC) is a dynamic theatre literacy and community education program that provides unique and radical access to scripts, artists, and conversations within the theatre.
Join myself and Dana Edell this spring for Kol Isha, an arts-based collective that offers a brave space for Jewish girls, non-binary and gender non-conforming teenagers to explore the intersections of racism, sexism and antisemitism in our lives. Together, through performance, we will address the urgent issues impacting our communities!
The project will meet twice a week at Temple Israel in Boston this May and June. Specific dates and times to be determined. Space is limited and we will let folks know on a rolling basis until we're all filled.