Actor Scott Turner Schofield a man who was born a woman creates and performs edgy theater about gender and sexuality in the Deep South, and has been getting kudos for his work from diverse audiences.
Schofield explains, Many people have been receptive to my work, but the most shocking has been the mainstream support from frat boys and sorority girls! Its great that theyre fans because that means my work isnt just queer theater. Gender is a lens I see well through, and everyone can relate to it.
Part of the appeal of Schofields acts may be his choice of fabulous costumes, which shock and sometimes distress his fashion-conscious spectators.
He explains, In my piece called Debutante Balls, I wear everything from cheesy tuxedo T-shirts to a leopard print dress that I actually wore to my high school homecoming. People freak out because I transform myself from a man to a pretty nice looking lady, but the label queens in the audience cringe at my outfits. They definitely want to take me shopping after the show!
Schofield will be honored at The Princess Grace Awards in New York on October 25, where hell receive the Gant Gaither Theater Award, a coveted theater fellowship.
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