ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The Q Collective has announced the playwrights for its inaugural Transluminate Festival, featuring five works by three St. Louis-based writers: Elon Ptah, Charlie Meyers, and John Waller. The Collective also announced that Transluminate will feature visual arts on display from February 4 through the end of the month with a gallery opening party on February 10 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Transluminate is a celebration of transgender, agender, non-binary, genderqueer, and genderfluid artists. Performances take place Thursday through Saturday, February 21 and 22 at 7:00 p.m. and February 23 at 4:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.. Tickets are $10 in advance through Eventbrite.com or $20 at the door. All performances and visual arts display are at The Chapel, 6238 Alexander Drive, St. Louis, MO 63105.

BREANNA
by Charlie Meyers
directed by Sean Michael
Andy and Breanna are androids, centuries removed from the human bodies they were born in. What does it mean to be a man or woman, or even a person, in a posthuman society? How will their connection change them, and potentially change the future?

HOMEBODY
written and directed by Elon Ptah
A series of brief glimpses into the life a young, black transguy, Malcolm, as he navigatesbody image, friendship and dating. A journey from self-loathing to self-love, expressed through theportrayal of Malcolm as 2 characters.

MISS ARKANSAS
written and directed by J.D. Charles
A transgender woman, Stella-Jane competes in a beauty pageant where one of her competitors, Harper, is not so accepting of who she is. A heated argument between the two girls escalates and Stella-Jane’s strength is tested.

NOW BOARDING
by Charlie Meyers
directed by Sean Michael
Jo is stuck in an airport. The gate attendant, Roger, speaks in confounding riddles. Tina, a fellow passenger, won't mind her own business. Jo just wants to get on the plane but has some personal baggage to work through before it can get off the ground.

TWO SUGARS
by Charlie Meyers
directed by Sean Michael
Two friends, Rose and Max, meet for coffee after long years of silence between them. Though both have changed, they feel drawn to each other over coffee and conversation.

Casts for each play will be announced in the coming weeks. Some plays contain adult language and frank sexual situations. Artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

For more information visit The Q Collective at www.TheQCollective.theater, or “like” them on Facebook. To contact the staff, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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