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The Vault at Collaboraction Studios in the Flat Iron Arts Building
Chicago, IL
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Devised by Ronen Kohn, Darling Squire, Avi Roque, Gaby Labotka, and Kevin Sparrow. Directed by Gaby Labotka

[Trans]formation is devised entirely from the works of and performed by transgender, genderqueer, intersex, and non-binary artists. Designed and directed in the style of The Living Canvas, nude performers embody the expressive power and diversity of the human form under evocative projections to reveal, instead of conceal, every body's beautiful possibility. [Trans]formation explores the naked truth of gender identity. It is a collaboration of Nothing Without a Company and The Living Canvas. Join us after each performance for an optional opportunity for audience participation and a discussion with the cast about the show and the issues.


"There is strength and bravery permeating every aspect of [Trans]formation. Go see this play. See these brave people tell their stories. In times like these, shows like [Trans]formation matter, and Nothing without a Company and Living Canvas have produced a piece of theatre that is desperately and urgently needed."  Jessie Bond, Chicago Splash Magazine

"I went to see a play  but I got much more! Highly Recommended!" - Duane Barnes, Chicago Theater Beat

"The power of the show is in its fiery cast" - Patrick McDonald, Hollywood Chicago

"Quite well done avant-garde performance work!" - Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times

"A good story makes you think. A great story makes you feel. A powerful story transforms your perspective. Nothing Without A Company and The Living Canvas latest show stimulates all senses in the visually compelling, poetic drama, Transformation." - Maggie O'Keefe, Theater We Love

Gabriel Faith Howard, Ronen Kohn, Lily Ryan-Lozon, Chase Nuerge, Ben Polson, Kevin Sparrow

Design Team
Chris Owens - Projections Designer
Sarah Putts - Sound Designer
Brittany Mayer - Set Designer
Michael J. Sanow - Technical Director
Marisa Allison - Costume Designer

Production Team
Anna Rose Ii-Epstein - Co-Producer/Co-Artistic Director Nothing Without a Company
Pete Guither - Co-Producer/Artistic Director The Living Canvas
Gaby Labotka - Creator/Director/Deviser
Veronica Bustoz - Stage Manager
Charlie Hano - Assistant to the Director
Hannah Ii-Epstein - Co-Artistic Director
Kaitlin Carver - Casting
Rebecca Kling - Advisor

*Be advised that this production contains mentions of self harm, blood, surgical procedures, murder, manic experiences, and transphobia.

ASL Interpreted performance: Saturday, December 3 at 8:00pm.



The Vault at Collaboraction Studios in the Flat Iron Arts Building (View)
1579 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
United States

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Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Social > LGBT

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Nothing Without a Company
On BPT Since: Feb 11, 2016
Nothing Without a Company

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