Is Facebook a Hell Hole for Transpeople ? Plus Hot Playwright Daniel MacIvor!

We have two segments today!  Part one... we talk to Brennan Suen, the LGBTQ program director at Media Matters, about his article that shows Facebook to be a haven for right-wing anti-trans propaganda.  He has been a vibrant part of Media Matters since July 2015. He has a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, and he formerly interned at the Human Rights Campaign and SKDKnickerbocker. In part two of our show, we talk to playwight Daniel MacIvor about the newest productions of his plays The Soldier Dreams and Never Swim Alone.  These productions mark Open Fist Theatre Company returning to live, in-person performances at Atwater Village Theatre in Los Angeles.  The Soldier Dreams is a darkly funny and moving play --As David lies in a virus-induced coma, his lover, Richard, plays host to David’s family members, each of whom feel they had the most special connection. In the slyly witty and unexpectedly suspenseful Never Swim Alone, two men, Frank and Bill are locked in a ruthless competition of one-upmanship. Daniel’s plays have been seen across Canada and abroad. He has twice won the Dora Mavor Moore Award, is a Chalmers Award laureate, and in 2006 won the Governor General’s Award for his collection of five plays, I Still Love You, which includes The Soldier Dreams. He was a recipient of the Elinore & Lou Siminovitch Prize in Theatre, Canada’s largest annual theater award. Open Fist Theatre Company is a collective, self-producing artistic enterprise with all facets of its operation run by its artist members.  With co-host Brody Levesque

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