THE T PARTY
Written and Directed by Natsu Onoda Power
July 17-27 2013
Celebrating Gender Transformation in the Nation’s Capital
Based on real, local stories from Washington DC and staged with a spirit of experimentation, this performance event will Transgress, Transform, and Transcend your gender norms and Tantalize you with Theatrical joy!
You'll first be whisked away to one of the various parties (including a bridal shower, kindergarten birthday party, prom, karaoke party, or a tailgate party) before coming together for the main event featuring go-go dancing homosexual dolphins, a utopian sex-ed class, bears and otters in their natural habitats, chat rooms, a rapping unicorn, and a phalloplasty demonstration.
From the creator of Trip To the Moon at Synetic Theatre and Astro Boy and the God of Comics at Studio Theatre.
featuring Jonathan Feuer, Zac Gilbert, Betsy Helmer, Rachel Hynes, Nehemiah Markos, Rafael Medina, Brendan Quinn, and Allie Villarreal
Costumes Designed by Frank Labovitz, Sound Designed by Thomas Sowers, Lighting Designed by Zachery A. Dalton, Projections Designed by Sophia Lewin Adams and Alex Leidy, Props Designed by Kevin Laughon, and Stage Managed by Alli Wolf (assisted by Bobby Hunter).
Forum Ensemble member Natsu Onoda Power writer/adapter/director/designer who has worked with Forum Theatre as the set designer for bobrauschenbergamerica
and Mad Forest
. Original works include Astro Boy and the God of Comics
(The Studio Theatre 2ndStage), Trip To the Moon
(Synetic Theatre),The Omnivore's Dilemma, Madness and Civilization, The T Party
, Trees and Ghosts
(Georgetown University), Revenge of the Poisoned Ladies
(Capital Fringe Festival 2008), Performance of Sleep in One Long Act Without Intermission, Are you my negative space?
, and SCIENCE (FICTION)
(Live Action Cartoonists). She has also directed The Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven
by Young Jean Lee (The Studio 2ndStage) and the upcoming Yello Face
at Theater J. She teaches at Georgetown University. She has been described as a “renaissance woman
” (DC Theatre Scene
) and is garnering a reputation for “doing some of the most exciting work in D.C.,” (David Muse, artistic director of Studio Theatre in American Theatre Magazine)