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Casting Beyond the Binary

When: Saturday, March 2, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CT

Where: Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, Mussetter-Struble Theater, 1949 Campus Drive; 10-30 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Brannon Bowers   (847) 467-1172

Group: American Music Theatre Project

Category: Fine Arts, Academic, Multicultural & Diversity


Gender is an ever-evolving part of our society; a continually reinforced structure often used to understand and evaluate each other. The same can be said of casting.  As our industry aspires toward a more intersectional discourse on stage, how can we revisit and remake our casting processes to embrace this future? How can the theater be a site for social change both on and off stage? 
Join us for a discussion with some of the cast & team of AMTP's Wonder Boy as we define and explore the use of gender-expansive casting, genderless casting, gender swapping, nonbinary & transgender casting, and other non-traditional casting practices in theater. By openly and actively exploring these customs with local TGNC professionals in the field, we hope to help validate the diverse spectrum of gender identities & expressions in theatrical performances and the real world alike.

Wonder Boy Guest Artists:

Jaime Jarrett, Writer
Bo Frazier, Director
Catherine Miller, Casting Director
Will Wilhelm, Actor & NU Alum
Austin Winter, Actor


Refreshments wil be provided. This event is sponsored by the GII Seed Fund from the Office for Institutional Diversity & Inclusion and the Women’s Center.

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