A Streetcar Named Desire
A New York production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Kevin Hourigan, that featured a genderqueer actor as Blanche DuBois.
Presented by The Coven & Precariat Productions, in association with Wolfpack Theatrics, the Brooklyn staging stars Mx. Russell Peck as Williams’ most famous tragic heroine.
The producers were granted official licensing rights explicitly allowing Peck to play Blanche, marking the first professional production of the classic 1947 drama in which a genderqueer/trans actor has been given permission to play the iconic role.
I documented the process with a short film that features a monologue from the play as well as photographs of the production and all of the characters.