Performs virtually in May 2021 (date TBD)
By Keche Arrington
Lou is a rebellious teenager passionate about breaking gender norms and dismantling the patriarchy is about to meet their next call to action when their two overbearing parents, John and Jane, heavily encourage Lou to honor the family tradition of competing in beauty pageants and have pulled a lot of strings to get their to the semi finals in their town’s Miss Gender Beauty Competition.
Lou with help from friend and emcee of the competition, Jo Betcha, decides to beat the system from the inside out and win the competition to use the live finale broadcast to use their speech to call out the issues with beauty pageants.
At the pageant, Lou meets the rest of the contestants, TJ, Erin, and Sam. Through each of the competitions, Lou slowly radicalizes all of them. Through each of the competitions, Lou’s parents try to rig the match so Lou loses and doesn’t besmirch their reputation. But Lou is being watched over by The Trancestors (Trans Ancestors) Christine Jorgensen, Terri Rogers, and One Eyed Charlie. They always have a way of making things go in Lou’s favor.
At the end of the competition, as Lou is crowned winner, their parents interrupt and ask them to swallow their pride and give the speech they wrote. But the remaining contestants come on stage alongside Lou, dressed as their inspirational, feminist heroes.
Lou Doe: Avery Moe
Jo Betcha: Matthew Dietrich
Jane Doe: Skylar Shaffer
John Doe: Stephen Espiritu
JJ Doe: Julia Steinberg
TJ Westfield: Alara Sheriff
Erin Stuart: Alex Washington
Sam Smithers: Gertie Vance
Jennifer Wallen: Riley Proctor
Christine Jorgenson: Jordan Galeone
Terri Rogers: Sydney Finger
One Eyed Charley: Sebastian Hurt
Shorty: Rachel England
Cast and crew at rehearsal!