A new play by Simone Wolff and Kit Yan
(T)estosterone follows two trans and gender non-conforming friends on a trip to Planned Parenthood as one gets on and the other gets off testosterone.
Is testosterone the holy grail of (trans)masculinity, or is it just another drug? Hormones can be magical, alchemical: gel, rubbed on the chest and arms once a day, can transform a body; a weekly shot can make a life feel, finally, possible. But like any substance, access, quality, and outcome are not evenly distributed. And like any marker of identity, stories that surround it easily become oversimplified, even oppressive.
T is an investigation into real trans lives and an intervention into oversimplified narratives that surround testosterone as hormone replacement therapy. Join us in the waiting room of Planned Parenthood as we follow stories that embody the diversity and complexity of real gender processes.
2017 Civilians R&D residency, The Syndicate First Read Series selection, Playwright’s Realm fellowship Semi-finalists, Playspace table reading at the Lark, DVR Foundation Playwrights Program Finalist.
Forthcoming: The Hub D.C. reading spring 2019