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.
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.