May 3, 2010
Update: May 5, 2010 – This event has been cancelled due to a medical emergency. We hope to reschedule it for next year.
Scott Turner Schofield will be on the University of Texas at Austin campus on Thursday, May 6th to perform “Two Truths and a Lie” at 8pm in the Lab Theatre!
Two Truths and a Lie is a memoir passing as three solo plays. This performance, based in the text of several scripts but chosen at random by the audience and performed live, brings the audience inside the often hilarious—but all too real—moments of Schofield’s young life on the Homecoming Court and Debutante Ball circuit (in a dress). Armed with only a decoder ring and a gifted tongue, Schofield comes out with truly unbelievable stories of a body in search of an identity that are by turns slapstick and slap-to-the-face. A signature facet of Schofield’s work, this drama warmly invites readers to explore gender, sex, sexuality, and self in their own first person.
The performance is free and will be followed by a discussion/reception with this accomplished and critically acclaimed transgender performance artist and author. Copies of the book, Two Truths and a Lie, will be available for purchase at $15 each.
Here is the word on the street about Schofield’s writing and performance:
* “I am completely mad for Scott Turner Schofield. He is a thrilling, compelling, and downright charming writer and performance artist. And handsome. Did I mention handsome? And smart. Buy this book. Read it.” – Kate Bornstein, Author of Hello, Cruel World
* “A bright, sharp and an important new performer in this country.” – Tim Miller, Performance Artist, Author, and Teacher
This opportunity is brought to you courtesy of the Queer Ethnography Research Cluster of the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, the Performance as Public Practice Program in the Department of Theatre & Dance.
For more information about this event, please contact the Queer Ethnography Research Cluster Co-Coordinators: Cassidy C Browning at email@example.com and Stephen Low at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lab Theatre is wheelchair accessible. If you need accommodations to participate in this event, please contact the Queer Ethnography Research Cluster Co-Coordinators.