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The first thing anyone asks about a baby is, "Is it a boy or a girl?". On the set of Gender Play, like Monty Hall's Let's Make a Deal, there are three doors to choose from: Man, Woman and Other. Four characters and a director explore all possible entrances and exits, and in the process reveal both the absurdities and tragedies of the limited gender casting that is handed out at birth. 

Gender Play was first supported by the Canada Council for the Arts in 1999 with a Creation Grant from its Quest Program and eventually took shape on stage at the 2004 FemFest in Winnipeg, MB, under the capable direction of Hope McIntyre. In 2006 the script received additional support from the Toronto Arts Council and continues its development towards a full production.



"A startling new study published in the journal of Popularity Science has found that L'Oreal shampoo and hair conditioner, created specifically for women and marketed exclusively to them, produces the exact same results when applied to men's hair."

      The best of the six shows I saw in FemFest.
-New Winnipeg

Production History

2004 produced at FemFest by Sarasvati Theatre, Winnipeg, MB. Performed by David Barkman, Natasha Fisher, Sarah Granke and Geoff Trubiak, and directed by Hope McIntyre.