THE NAKED I: Self - Defined

A World Premiere Production
February 2016
Performed at Intermedia Arts - Minneapolis
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Inspired by The Naked I: Monologues From Beyond The Binary
 by Tobias K. Davis, which 20% Theatre Company produced back in 2009, the company has created, and will continue to create and produce a new NAKED I production every two years.

THE NAKED I: SELF-DEFINED explores queer and trans* experience through brand new, never before seen monologues, short scenes, movement pieces, spoken word poems, short film, and more - featuring the contributions of over 70 artists.

WRITERS: D. Allen, Stacy Bowen, Tobias K. Davis, Aubri Drake, Robbie Dunning, Ashley C. Ford, Zealot Hamm, Cat Hammond, Alex Iantaffi, Christy Marie Kent, Jayce Koester, Jo Lum, Nikolas Martell, JL Mohnkern, Paul Nemeth, Molly Payne, Freya Richman, Esme Rodriguez, Eddy Samara, Oliver Schminkey, Nico Swenson & Devin Taylor

WORLD PREMIERE DIRECTORS: Alissa Blaeser, Shalee Coleman, Shannon Cron, Grey Doolin, Jay Owen Eisenberg, Megan Lembke, Sofia Lindgren Galloway, Stephanie Messer, EJ Olson, Mykel Pennington, Sami Pfeffer, Atlese Robinson, Hannah Jo Stein, Nicole Wilder, Sarah Wolf

WORLD PREMIERE CAST: D. Allen, Blaze Bordeaux, Cherri Borey, Anna Brenk, TJ Carley, Alex Carlson, Morgen Chang, Ashir Coilberg, Beth Mikel Ellsworth, Patrick Gambill-Read, Zealot Hamm, Cat Hammond, Logan Gilbert-Guy, Christy Marie Kent, Aaron Konigsmark, Lady Renee, Beckett Love, Suzi Love, Rehema Mertinez, Stephanie Messer, Graeme Monahan-Rial, Jaq Pau, Molly Payne, Mykel Pennington, Jesse Pollock-Foote, Danny Reinan, Freya Richman, Eddy Samara, Oliver Schminkey, Courtney Stirn, Koal Williams, G. Zachariah White

Pre-show: Chosen/Family by Gender Tender (Syniva Whitney, Will Courtney, and rotating members of community and cast)

Films: Float by Sam Berliner & Raising Owen by Meg Brown

Production Staff - Claire Avitabile (sound/producer), Raynise Cange (outreach intern), Blythe Davis (box office), Shannon Hessburg (production stage manager), Kai Greiner (stage crew), Jo Lum (ASL coordination), Oliver Schminkey (outreach intern), Courtney Schmitz (lighting design), Devin Taylor (assistant stage manager)

ASL Integrated Interpreter Team: Ander Buldoc, Megan Buldoc, Shawn Vriezen & Canae Weiss

This production was made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC), thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts & Culture Heritage Fund.

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This production was also funded, in part, through grants from Trans Justice Funding Project, and The Arch & Bruce Brown Foundation.

Naked I: Self-Defined (ABRIDGED) - National Tour - TBD


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Photos by Blythe M. Davis