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Trans Party!

Matthias Volker


Categories: Theater, Immersive/Interactive Experience, Storytelling

Dates: September 15, 2023 - September 20, 2023

Run Time: 50 mins

Venue: Rebel and Wolf Cafe


Join us for a Trans Party! Trans Party is a celebration of trans life, love, community, and other things we’ll decide together in this immersive, audience-run experience. Matthias has set up a party, and everyone’s brought gifts! Together we’ll unpack what it means to be a part of the trans community and shake away some of the fear and misconceptions that circulate about trans lives. A bold and loving exploration of trans joy through song, story, and friendship bracelets.

Originally performed as part of the Kaleidoscope Festival in London, this partially improvised interactive theatre piece is making its US debut as part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. With a small and intimate audience, it’s the perfect opportunity for trans folks, allies, and allies-in-training to learn, share, celebrate, and hold space for the complicated beauty that is being trans in 2023.

About the Artist

Matthias Volker (he/they) is an actor, devisor, and performer who recently received his MA in Acting from Mountview in London. Their Solo Show's previous iteration was a part of the Kaleidoscope Festival at the Golden Goose in London in February of 2023. With a passion for combining disability, queerness, and lived experience his work often falls under the umbrella of queer mess, challenging the audience to take new approaches to familiar or long-seated issues. Favorite past performances include Spring Awakening (Ernst), The Orlando Project, The Brave Little Tailor (Tailor), Fantastic Mr. Fox (Mr. Badger), ENRON (Andy Fastow), The Rover (Frederick), and Romeo & Juliet (Tybalt). Tias also finds time to direct and lighting design, with highlights being directing Fun Home and Designing Heathers and Little Shop of Horrors.


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