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TransActing: An course for trans and non-binary actors

The TransActing project explores the issue of performer training for people who identify as trans and/ or non-binary. It is led by Dr Catherine McNamara (Director at GI and Director of Learning, Teaching and Student Experience at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (University of London)).

The first TransActing course was run at RCSSD between August and October 2015.



Fox Fisher and Lewis Hancox of My Genderation are project partners and have documented the project to create a short film.

Past Workshops

TransActing Workshop for 13-25 year olds in Leeds, 5 March 2016

March 5th, 5.30-7.30pm at the West Yorkshire Playhouse

This workshop was for young people (age 13-25) who identify as trans and/ or non-binary and were interested in taking an acting master class.

The workshop leader was Barry Fitzgerald who is part of the GI TransActing project team and the Outbox project team. He also teaches at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
It was a collaboration between Gendered Intelligence, Outbox Theatre Company and the West Yorkshire Playhouse.


Writing Workshop with Jon Brittain, 18 March 2016

Following the TransActing project in London in summer 2015, we ran a one-day writing workshop for trans and/ or non-binary people aged 16 and over.

Writer Jon Brittain lead the workshop. Jon wrote Rotterdam (Theatre 503). See here for an interview where Jon talks about the play which has a trans character at the heart of it.

The day was structured into three parts:

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