Trans Scripts Act II Discussion Series

Following the performance, audiences are reminded to remain in the theater for a second act of moderated discussions, featuring a roster of activists, students, medical professionals, artists, and scholars (click each name to see a full bio).

These discussions, which run from Jan 19 – Feb 5, 2017, are free and open to ticket-holders of any Trans Scripts performance, subject to availability. For more information, please contact Ticket Services. Schedule subject to change.

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Listen to recordings of the conversations here:


Bethany Allen
Director of Statewide Initiatives, Boston Alliance of GLBT Youth (BAGLY)

P. Carl
Director and co-founder, HowlRound
Co-artistic director, ArtsEmerson

Shani Dowd
Director, Health Equity Roundtable, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Lorelei Erisis
President of the Board, Transcending Boundaries, Inc
Miss Trans New England (2009)
Author, “Ask A Trans Woman,” The Rainbow Times

Cei Lambert
Transgender Health Program Patient Advocate, Fenway Health


Jan. 19, 7:30PM: Discussion with Jessica Mink, Astronomical Software Developer, Data Archivist, and Positional Astronomer, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. (Moderated by Lorelei Erisis).

Jan. 20, 7:30PM: Discussion with Mason Dunn, Executive Director, Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition. (Moderated by Lorelei Erisis).

Jan. 21, 7:30PM: Discussion with Michelle Tat, Health Science Specialist, VA Boston Healthcare System. (Moderated by Cei Lambert).

Jan. 22, 2PM: Discussion with Deborah J Drew, Director, Chairman of the Board, President, and CEO, Drew Quality Group, Inc.; Vice President, Worcester Pride. (Moderated by Lorelei Erisis).

Jan. 22, 7:30PM: Discussion with Pam Klein and Sara Reid, Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Transgender Program. (Moderated by Lorelei Erisis).

Jan. 24, 7:30PM: Discussion with Diane Rosenfeld, Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School(Moderated by Bethany Allen).

Jan. 25, 7:30PM: Discussion with Grace Stevens, Co-Director, First Event. (Moderated by Bethany Allen).

Jan. 26, 7:30PM: Discussion with Bianca Leigh and Rebecca Root. This performance will begin with a welcome by Eve Ensler. (Moderated by Cei Lambert).

Jan. 27, 7:30PM: Discussion with Mimi Lemay, parent, activist, and author. (Moderated by Lorelei Erisis).

Jan. 28, 2PM: Discussion with Paul Lucas. (Moderated by Shani Dowd).

Jan. 28, 7:30PM: Discussion with Schuyler Bailar, the first transgender athlete to compete, in any sport, on an NCAA D1 men’s team. (Moderated by Bethany Allen).

Jan. 29, 2PM: Discussion with Paul Lucas. (Moderated by Cei Lambert).

Jan. 31, 7:30PM: Discussion with Kevin Becerra, Artistic Engagement Manager, ArtsEmerson. (Moderated by P. Carl).

Feb. 1, 11AM: Discussion with Nicole Talbot, actor, student, activist, and Jeanne Talbot, parent and activist. (Moderated by Bethany Allen).

Feb 1, 7:30PM: Discussion with Alison and Bob Murchison. (Moderated by P. Carl).

Feb. 2, 7:30PM: Discussion with Connie Englert, Principal and Managing Director, TrueNorth Tranist Group. (Moderated by Lorelei Erisis).

Feb. 3, 7:30PM: Discussion with Chastity Bowick, Transgender Health Coordinator, TransCEND at AIDS Action Committee; Co-Director, Transgender Emergency Fund. (Moderated by Shani Dowd).

Feb 4, 2PM: The A.R.T. of Human Rights and the Harvard College Office of BGLTQ Student Life are excited to present a public conversation on BGLTQ identity development and intergenerational dynamics in college and beyond. Presented in conjunction with the A.R.T.’s production of Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women, the panel features playwright Paul Lucas, special guests from Harvard, and will be moderated by Professor Timothy Patrick McCarthy, Program Director at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School. This performance will begin with a welcome by Harvard BGLTQ Office Director Sheehan Scarborough.

Feb. 4, 7:30PM: Discussion with cast members of Trans Scripts.

Feb. 5, 2PM: Discussion with Shane Snowdon, Co-Founder, Center of Excellence for Transgender Health; Creator and former head, Center for LGBT Health & Equity at the University of California; former head, Human Rights Campaign Health & Aging Program.