DITMAS - Thank You - Mel

New York, New York

PLAY DESCRIPTION: Sharon has had a few too many drinks and falls down in a bar. A man, Mel, comes to her rescue. As they sit and talk, she begins flirting with him. He gently tells her that they knew each other many years ago at Ditmas Junior High School. She doesn't remember him. He lets her know that he wasn't Mel then--- and that he wasn't even a man.


Time: Contemporary                       

Situation: Mel meets a former classmate in a bar and tells her how much he’s changed since their days at school.

Subject Matter: Gratitude, Identity, Friendship, Change, Transgender

Note from Playwright: While watching the Caitlyn Jenner reality show on TV, I was fascinated by the idea that a person could be living a life where they felt they were the wrong gender, were in the wrong body. I've been reading a lot lately about all the transgender crimes that are happening and decided to write a play about what it might be like being transgendered and constantly bullied and living in fear. 


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    Adult 30-40, Adult 40-50
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
    Transgender, Male, Female, Intergender
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