Dive into the everyday life of a transgender male through the relatable, hilarious and brutally honest lens of a northern working class family. Whilst Jack navigates the hurdles of transition, the old family dynamics are shaken up.
‘Transparency’ is a transformational solo theatre performance that moves through hard-hitting issues in a way that is at the same time vulnerable, jarring and heartwarming. It carries us through the uncomfortable, sobering and intriguing journey of a fully human transgender life, breaking down the barriers between us.
Age advisory 14+. The show contains swearing and may be triggering around body dysphoria & gender.
Transparency was created and written by Jaden Adams, a trans-male actor, who grew up on a council estate in Oldham.
Please note that the characters and views expressed are based on real people that Jaden has met, but this is not a true account of his life and does not represent him or his family.
Transparency supported by an awesome team including acting coach Olwen May, writer Mary Cooper, director Francesca Murray-Fuentes, producer Viv Slack and our friends and LGBTQ+ community.
We want to release the tension around the word “Transgender” making it relatable and human and to radically reduce the stigma associated with Trans and gender non-conforming people within everyday communities.
We hope this performance and workshop will transcend hate, division, stigma and enable communities to move towards acceptance and understanding. Captivating the audience with emotive relatable content, we want to break down barriers to dialogue around the transgender journey. Different feelings and perspectives around this topic will be felt through the characters who also raise broader questions about gender. This will ease the audience into a more reflective state with a feeling of acceptance, and open up opportunities to think about what this means and what could support inclusion from the personal to systemic.
The characters open the door for authenticity and honesty, raising many of the questions that people are not openly asking. After the performance we can offer an interactive workshop session that invites the audience to reflect on what this has brought up, and also a chance to ask questions of Jaden or any of the characters!
We look forward to seeing you at a performance soon. And please spread the word, we would love as many people as possible to see this show and join the conversation.
If you have access to a space where this could be performed, or if you are an organisation or institution that wants to open up space for discussion around trans inclusion, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.