Saturday, August 27, 2011

No Gender Left Behind

Venue: HumanThread
645 W. 18th Street

Performances (click to purchase):

Thursday, September 01, 2011 7:00 PM

Saturday, September 03, 2011 4:00 PM

Monday, September 05, 2011 10:00 PM

Saturday, September 10, 2011 2:30 PM

Sunday, September 11, 2011 5:30 PM

Special Performance (click to purchase):

Thursday, September 08, 2011 7:00 PM

This will be a special, unplugged version of the show performed as part of the League of Chicago Theatre's Theatre Thursday event at Fringe Central, 2003 S. Halsted.


In the Fall of 2010, Rebecca Kling was fired from a teaching position for being a transgender woman. The experience left her wondering what America is teaching its children – and its adults – about gender, conformity, and being just a little bit different.


Rebecca Kling is a Chicago-based transgender artist interested in exploring the performance of identity. Her multi-media productions – composed of storytelling, video, movement, playful skips and jumps, enlightening self-discovery, accusatory glances, awkward pauses, and more – question gender, self-expression, and what it means to be at home in one’s own body.

Rebecca has performed her material at The Athenaeum Theatre with New Suit Theatre Company, Temple Gallery in the 2010 Chicago Fringe Festival, at Links Hall, Roosevelt and Northwestern Universities, About Face Theatre, Center on Halsted, with Caffeine Theatre at the DCS Storefront Theatre, and elsewhere across the Midwest. She has been praised by TimeOut Chicago, Newcity Stage, and Centerstage Chicago, and more. (Click here for more press information.) Rebecca has been a recipient of the Chances Dances Critical Fierceness grant, and regularly speaks at high schools and universities across Chicago.

A graduate from Northwestern University’s Department of Performance Studies with an Adjunct Major in Animate Arts, Rebecca Kling is also an instructor at the Piven Theatre Workshop, on the Pride Films and Plays board of director, and a syndicated blogger with BlogHer.

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