ArtsPartner: Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
“The story’s framework is simple yet striking, and more than a novelty: it’s an apt, big-hearted way to puzzle together many pieces of Deen’s journey. ‘Draw the Circle’ does not sugarcoat his despair or incidents of violence, yet it rather amazingly reaches back to retrieve people who easily could have been cut out for life.” – Nelson Pressley, Washington Post
DRAW THE CIRCLE is written and performed by Mashuq Mushtaq Deen in his NY Debut and directed by Chay Yew. This is a hilarious and moving story told entirely from the point of view of family and friends, yet performed by Deen himself. Deen compassionately brings to life the often-ignored struggle that a family goes through when their child transitions from one gender to another.
90 minutes with a Post-Show Conversation. No intermission.
**Please note: Show contains language about violence (domestic, gun and verbal) and features sharp lighting changes.**
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- February 9, 2018