Everyone knows that teenage years are difficult. Imagine what it would be like going through that same period while not fitting the standard definition of what it’s like to be a boy or girl. Artists Ivan Coyote and Rae Spoon did, and now they’ve joined forces to tell their stories in book form. Gender Failure chronicles the journey from falling between the metaphoric gender identity cracks to self-acceptance and realization. Visual artist Clyde Petersen is joining them to help launch the book, with a multimedia show on the same topic, featuring music, visuals, and words.
Every year, Playwright Project brings theatre lovers together to celebrate one deserving writer. This year, Caryl Churchill’s works will get the spotlight treatment for two weeks at The Downstage. Vinegar Tom, A Number, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You, and Three More Sleepless Nights will each be showcased several times throughout the festival.
While we wish “the C-word” didn’t exist, there’s hope that events like this one might improve your chances of avoiding it. Join nutritionist Marni Wasserman for a Cancer Fighting Foods Workshop, part of her Wisdom Wednesday series. Learn about alkaline diets, plant-based meals, antioxidants, and how they can change your life—all while snacking on delicious samples, of course!