By Steven Elliott Jackson
A 30-minute audio experience (think radio play meets theatrical sound design) retracing the untold story of a Canadian legend who fought in the American Civil War. Sarah/Frank is a compelling look into the life of Sarah Edmundson who, upon leaving her home in New Brunswick, adopted the identity of Frank Thompson and began a life that culminated with their participation as a soldier in the American Civil War, and then saw them as the first woman to receive a soldier’s war pension. Not content with the life that was preordained for them by the gender of their birth, this incredible individual chose to exist in the world on their own terms with dignity in a time when gender roles were thought so clearly defined. A unique viewpoint from history’s pages that examines how gender, identity, and sexuality are challenged during wartime in the 1800s.
A new play by Steven Elliott Jackson, writer of the 2017 Toronto Fringe Best New Play, The Seat Next to the King (published by Scirocco Drama), and 2020 Hamilton Fringe Best New Play, Three Ordinary Men.
Directed by Ryan Graham Hinds, creator, director and performer of the critically acclaimed cabaret, #KanderandEbb (nominated for Best Cabaret Performance in the 2019 Broadway World awards), and director of Cocktales with Maria for Tapestry Opera.
Starring Rebecca Perry, triple Broadway World Award-winning performer, playwright, and producer. Creator of the globally touring From Judy to Bette: The Stars of Old Hollywood and Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl (Outstanding Performer and Outstanding Production, NOW Magazine).
Sound Design and engineering by David Kingsmill, creator and presenter of the solitaire board game podcast and Twitch stream Once Upon a Die, and producer and contributor of the podcasts Borrowings and The SnakesCast.
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