How four gender-nonconforming youth made their stage debut

My play ‘The Mermaid Hour’ asks theatres to cast only trans or gender-nonconforming performers in the lead role. Here’s how they, and the teens, including one from Charlotte, rose to the occasion.

Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte executive director Chip Decker said, “We put everything we could think of out into the universe,” including connecting with a support group for parents of trans youth.