Postcard artwork from The Naked I

THE NAKED I:
MONOLOGUES FROM BEYOND THE BINARY

By Tobias K. Davis
February 12 - 15, 2009
Bedlam Theatre, Minneapolis, MN

Following in the footsteps of Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues comes The Naked I: Monologues from Beyond the Binary by award-winning transgender female-to-male (FTM) playwright, Tobias K. Davis. Not willing to stop at discussing women's vaginas, The Naked I explores the bodies and experiences of transgender, gender-queer, and intersex individuals. The play, which includes monologues, duologues, and short sketches, shares stories about men with vaginas and women with penises, women born without vaginas, and a multitude of other differently-gendered people exploring their bodies and dissecting society's assumptions. Tender and heart wrenching, deeply funny and erotic, Davis takes the idea of a monologue-based play to a new level and boldly explains and explores the land beyond 'male' and 'female'.

This production is made possible, in part, by funds from The Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC), through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legistlature, and by funds from Philanthrofund Foundation (PFund).

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