#3.7 Reclaiming stories with George Strus

In This Episode

The Founding Artistic Director of the Breaking the Binary Theatre Festival (BTB), George Strus, joins us as we kick off the second half of Season 3! Hear from George about BTB, a communal, new play development hub for trans, nonbinary, two-spirit plus actors, directors, writers, dramaturgs, and stage managers, created by members of that community. Geroge discusses how BTB was inspired and created within a year, the incredible artists involved (including many past Thesis on Joan guests), what developmental choices they’re most proud of, the urgency and necessity of this kind of work, and the future of BTB. Hosts Harrow and Meghan check in after their summer hiatus to chat about Meghan’s honeymoon and Harrow’s name change!

A full transcription of this episode is available here

Action of the Ep

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  • Tickets on sale Monday, September 26th
  • October 10-16th at Theatre Row
  • TRANS WORLD by Ty Defoe, Director Dominique Rider, Dramaturg Josephine Kearns
  • TWITCH by Liliana Padilla, Director Jack Ferver, Dramaturg Desiree (Des) Mitton
  • HIDE AND HIDE by Roger Q. Mason, Director é boylan, Dramaturg Gaven Trinidad
  • WORK HARD HAVE FUN MAKE HISTORY by Ruth Tang, Director Kedian Keohan, Dramaturg Lewis Fender
  • NANA by Aziza Barnes, Director Rad Pereira, Dramaturg Al Parker
  • THELMA AND LOUISE AND THE TIME MACHINE by Mara Vélez Meléndez, Director Sivan Battat
  • AN EVENING OF COMMISSIONED MONOLOGUES, Director L Morgan Lee, Dramaturg George Strus

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Episode Credits:

  • Edited by Harrow Sansom

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