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Print Edition 2018-06-29 – QNotes

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.

Proud Mary — a step for LGBTQ voices

Theatre group embodies devised performance as its operational model

Just when you’re set to assume Upstate South Carolina would hardly be a hub for LGBTQ community involvement: enter the Proud Mary Theatre Company.

Our People: Q&A with Alex Aguilar

Actor, dancer, choreographer, sportsman

Alex Aguilar commits, not only in his role as the larger-than-life, fantastical Merperson in David Valdes Greenwood’s “The Mermaid Hour,” but in all his endeavors.