I Am Not A Girl

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard Productions Society
by William Grant Hubbard, Ren Kennedy
directed by Ren Kennedy, Kyle Roberts
Jun 5 – Jun 9, 2019 in the Extraspace
Opens Wednesday, June 5, 2019

I Am Not a Girl tells the unique story of Eric – born into a large family in the 1970’s and assigned female at birth, they spend the first part of their life masquerading as “Erica”. When they begin to question their identity, they are propelled on a journey of self-discovery, embarking into a world of drugs, sexual encounters and failed relationships. They finally reach a revelation, they can transition to the gender that they have always truly identified as – male. With this promise and the incredible support of a loving mother, “Erica” faces the physical, emotional and spiritual challenges of transitioning to their authentic self, Eric.

 

Toronto based lead actor Kai Taddei responded to the impact they believe the production will have, “I think it’s important to honour queer and trans elders and history by sharing stories with one another told by queer and trans folks of varying generations. As a young non-binary transmasculine person beginning my social and medical transition now, in 2019, it’s enlightening to read this play and hear Eric’s story, a young binary trans man who grew up in the late 20th century.”

Complementing the production and following the matinee on June 9, the society will also facilitate a special panel exploring discourse around transgender issues today, in Canada.

Cast and Crew

  • Ren Kennedy & Kyle Roberts
  • Chris Faris
  • Chris Belc
  • Vanka Salim
  • Patrick Boudreau
  • Kayla Vanderlip
  • Kai Taddei, Ren Kennedy & Sebastian ‘Bash’ Hirtenstein
  • William Grant Hubbard & Ren Kennedy