MDC Live Arts Tackles Gender and Identity MDC Live Arts recently presented a timely one-person production that zeroed in on questions of identity and gender in a riveting way. Becoming a Man, which was written and performed by Scott Turner Schofield, took on the experience of being a transgender man in a presentation that was by turns wry, irreverent and unforgettable. MDC Live Arts is the premier, cutting-edge arts series in South Florida. “We are proud to present trailblazing artist Scott Turner Schofield in this thoroughly well-told story about transgender identity,” said Kathryn Garcia, the executive director of MDC Live Arts. “As part of our In Focus series, this work offers MDC students and the community the opportunity to go beyond the news headlines to explore topics of relevance in our society through an artistic lens.” Besides shows for the general public, MDC Live Arts sponsored a free performance of Becoming a Man for MDC students. The coordinated events included several outreach activities, including a Lab Chat with the Trans Community Forum; a workshop titled Who Am I, Inviting in Instead of Coming Out; and special events for teens. One of the participating speakers in the Lab Chat, Eli Rosenberg, is a 19-year-old MDC student who is a trans man. “It felt so freeing to be able to talk about life from my perspective as a queer person to a crowd who was open to listen.” Scott Turner Schofield, center and above, in Becoming a Man
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