Ciswashing, misgendering, sensationalizing, whitewashing, and fetishizing! Join CastAndLoose as we investigate all the casting stereotypes and struggles facing the Trans and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) community in the industry.
Based on Lynne Marie Rosenberg's tumblr, CastAndLoose, CastAndLoose Live! features stars of stage and screen reading verbatim from Lynne's collection of offensive, real casting notices, as well as the world premiere of pieces written in response to these breakdowns, by writers from the TGNC community.
CastAndLoose will donate proceeds from the show to support the TransLab Reading Series, coming in December 2018. TransLab is a fellowship program supporting emerging trans playwrights and directors, sponsored by The Public Theater and WP Theater.
Written and hosted by Lynne Marie Rosenberg (High Maintenance), co-produced with MJ Kaufman (Masculinity Max) and Kit Yan (Interstate), and directed by Jenn Haltman (Cannibal Galaxy).
Maybe Burke (The Trans Literacy Project)
Samy El-Noury (Transparent)
Brian Michael Smith (Queen Sugar)
Pooya Mohseni (Falling Water)
Aneesh Sheth (A Kid Like Jake)
Tonilyn Sideco (PBS Digital Studio's First Person)
and special musical guest Anessa Marie!
And world premieres of original work by Maybe Burke, Donnie Cianciotto, Mashuq Mushtaq Deen, Ada Karamanyan, Emmett Lundberg, Pooya Mohseni, Azure D. Osborne-Lee, Aneesh Sheth, Ianne Fields Stewart, Corbin Went, and Simone Wolff & Kit Yan.
*Cast subject to change