The University of Winnipeg



Dragonfly the play

Dragonfly, photo supplied

Dragonfly, photo supplied

UWinnipeg’s Lara Rae, a playwright and instructor in women’s and gender studies, is presenting her original work, Dragonfly, from March 14 – 24 at the Rachel Browne Theatre (located at 211 Bannatyne Avenue). 

In this original and poetic new work, Rae tells the raw and heartfelt story of her half-century long (and counting) gender odyssey. Two actors — one male and one female — illuminate the inner life of a trans woman from her Scottish childhood in the 1960s to the present day.

Stripping away the visual cues that both define and imprison transgender people, Dragonfly is a call to all of us to forge creativity from chaos.

Dragonfly is presented in association with the Manitoba Association of Playwrights.

For tickets and more information, please visit Dragonfly

Lara Rae is an award-winning TV and radio writer, performer, and host. She has written and produced for several CBC comedy and drama programs including, Afghanada, Little Mosque on the Prairie, Monsoon House, ReVision Quest and DNTO. In 2016, Rae became the first transgender person to host a national CBC news program when she guest hosted The Current. She is the co-founder and artistic director of the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and a 30-year veteran of stand-up comedy.

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