A #YouAreNOTCancelled Series Post

As we find ourselves disrupted from our usual routines and disconnected from our sources of support, Bold joins many other media outlets and artists in sharing performances and messages from the arts world. We encourage you to send us your music, comedy, art, and videos -particularly if you’ve had a production cancelled or postponed. Stay safe, safe connected and stay Bold! 

Up next in our #YouAreNotCancelled series, we are thrilled to feature Transgressions. Written by A.A. Brenner under the mentorship of Lynn Nottage and David Henry Hwang, and directed by Colm Summers, Transgressions was scheduled to run at Columbia University School of the Arts from March 12-14. The production was put on hold due to COVID-19 mere hours before opening night, and is now set to go up again at Columbia in the Fall, health and safety precautions permitting. Featuring Taylor Marie Rasmussen* as Jess, Kate Vozella as Val, and Sarah Kaidanow as Tash, as well as an all-star production and design team (Anisa Rose Threlkeld – Dramaturg, Harrison Corthell – Stage Manager, Richard Oullette – Scenic Design, Marianne Dorado-Needel – Costume Design, Jacob K Robinson – Sound Design, and Nicole Madar – Property Design), be sure to catch this production when the lights come back up on theatre post-quarantine! Follow @a.a. brenner and @colm_summers to support their ongoing work together!

After being diagnosed with breast cancer and abandoned by their (now ex-)fiancée, nonbinary poet Jess struggles to fend for themselves amongst the wreckage of their formerly-idyllic home. When they receive an unexpected visit from college ex Val, it seems like they finally may have gotten the much-needed help they’ve so desperately craved. But things are rarely as simple as they seem, and Jess must wrestle for control over their illness, their identity, and their life before it’s too late.

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- Janet Conroy Quirk, Editor-In-Chief, Bold Magazine