Photo by Mat Simpson
a moving personal story set in a gendered washroom
45 minute solo performance
Visibility in public spaces can be unnerving for gender non-conforming humans, but NIUBOI chooses to be neither passing nor quiet. Glass Washrooms combines storytelling, site generic theatre, and dance to make public the private transformation a meek young girl into a strong, powerful androgyne. Glass Washrooms will encourage the audience to think about the need for gender inclusive washrooms, see trans people as relatable and human, and celebrate non-binary identities.
Written and performed by NIUBOI
Directed by Beth Dart
Dramaturgy by David van Belle, Mieko Ouchi, Megan Dart, and Ainsley Hillyard.
Original direction and dramaturgy by Michelle Nancy Kennedy
Premiered at Found Festival 2017
Performed at Chinook Series 2019