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Becca Blackwell Brings 'They, Themself and Schmerm' to Joe's Pub

Wednesday Feb 7, 2018

Part classic standup comedy special and part teen 'zine vomit confessional, "They, Themself and Schmerm" is Becca Blackwell's disturbingly hilarious personal tale of being adopted into a Midwestern religious family, trained to be a girl, molested and plagued by the question, "How do I become a man and do I even want that?"

From learning the hard way that you need a penis to pee standing up to engaging in a love affair at the mental ward, Becca captivates audiences and allows them to discover for themselves the absurdity of gender ideologies. In short, you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll wonder what bathroom to use.

Existing between genders, and preferring the pronoun "they," Becca is an NYC-based actor, performer, writer and recipient of the Doris Duke Impact Artist Award. They penned this solo show after being inspired by a self-produced video by Corey Haim called "Me, Myself and I," and the final product is the result of collaboration with Jill Pangallo and Jess Barbagallo and was directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman.

Becca Blackwell performs "They, Themself and Schmerm" on Thursday, February 22 at Joe's Pub at the Public, 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003. Advance price $12, door price $15. For more information, visit the Joe Pub's at the Public's webpage.


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