[Trans]formation | Collaboraction | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

[Trans]formation The Short List (Theater) Image Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 17 2016

A coproduction of Nothing Without a Company and the Living Canvas, this 90-minute celebration of the diversity of the human body is devised and performed by transgender, genderqueer, intersex, and nonbinary artists. Naked save for a layer of imaginative projections, the performers tell stories as soloists and in groups, with dance interludes in between. The script, choreography, and music could all use some tightening, but at its core this piece’s intimate use of light, shadow, and movement is inspired—and inspiring. At the end of the show, audience members are invited to disrobe and join the performers; several did on the night I attended. As the cast reminds us, “It’s about access to space and personal dignity. Without that, we’re fucked.” —Marissa Oberlander

Price: $30


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