Transmutation: A Ceremony
November 21, 2021 @ 2:00PM — 4:00PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Mirror Memoirs is proud to present "Transmutation: A Ceremony," a theater performance featuring our sacred storytellers Samantha Jo Dato, Ebony Ava Harper, Alexandra Magallon and Sydney Rogers. This production, supporting these four Black and Afro-Latinx transgender, non-binary and intersex survivors of child sexual abuse to share their true stories of survival, and their visions of healing and the world we need and deserve, was written and directed by Luna Merbruja, Amita Swadhin, and Jaden Fields.
"Transmutation: A Ceremony" was filmed in advance at the Aratani Theater in Los Angeles, and will be streamed virtually on Sunday, November 21st from 2:00-4:00pm PST (5:00-7:00pm EST).
After the performance, we will host a real-time virtual panel featuring members of our cast and directorial team.
Tickets are free, but we are still raising donations to cover the production costs. We welcome all donations, and as a token of our gratitude, we will provide the following:
- For donors who give $25 or more: a printed official poster from the show (by Malachi Lily)
- For donors who give $75 or more: the above plus a signed photo of the cast
- For donors who give $125 or more: the above plus an archival quality print of a photo collage of the cast members as children (artwork by mer young)
The pre-recorded performance will be captioned in both English and Spanish. The post-performance discussion with cast and directors will include ASL and Spanish interpretation and live captioning.
This performance is supported in part by an arts grant from the City of West Hollywood, additional grants from the California LGBT Arts Alliance, Asian Women Giving Circle, Jenny Phillips Future Freedoms Fund, Robert Sterling Clark Foundation and Tory Burch Foundation, and donations from the TransLatin@ Coalition and numerous individuals.
"Transmutation: A Ceremony" is inspired by the theatrical performance "Undesirable Elements: Secret Survivors," conceived by Amita Swadhin, featuring Amita and survivor storytellers Gabby Amazi Callender, RJ Maccani, Di Sands and the late Lucia Leandro Gimeno, and written, directed and produced by the off-off Broadway Ping Chong + Company. A deep bow of gratitude to Sara Zatz, Associate Director of Ping Chong + Company, for sharing writing exercises, theater games and offering script review to support our production.
We are also grateful to all the artists who are part of our production crew: Donovan Vim Crony, Lex Kennedy, Lafemmebear, V. Rene Miranda, Whit McClure, and Schuron Womack.
Mirror Memoirs is a project of Community Partners, a 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.
A few days before the event, will send a Zoom link to each email address that registers. If you are registering for multiple people who will be joining from separate locations, please be sure to include a separate email address for each person.