One body...Two worlds...Transformed.
A transgender man from Afghanistan emigrates to North Carolina at the height of the Afghan War, in this explosive musical about a collision of cultures that redefines the American family. Iphis sees his world reflected through the contrasting lenses of a conservative foster parent, a drag queen roommate, a young student, and the fearless mother who raised him. THE BODY POLITIC became the first musical in American history to be performed for a State Legislature, when it was presented last year in protest of North Carolina's "bathroom bill."
Recommended for ages 13+
Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes
*This show has no intermission
Event Type:  Concert
Genre: Dramedy, Experimental, LGBTQ, History, Politics
New opera adds its voice to debate on transgender rights - Boston Globe, May 2016
Opera at the legislature? LGBT law brings vocal message - Daily Mail, May 2016
Review: 'Body Politic' shines important light on humanity - The Daily Tar Heel, May 2016
A Day at The Transgender Opera in the North Carolina General Assembly-As a Trans Woman - Indy Week, May 2016
UNC School of the Arts grads bring transgender opera to NC legislature - The Charlotte Observer, May 2016
Transgender North Carolina Musical, THE BODY POLITIC, Announces Full Cast for NYMF Premiere - Broadway World
BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sessions Offers NYMF Sneak Peek! - Broadway World
9 Shows Not to Miss at This Year’s New York Musical Festival - Playbill
The best musicals to see at NYMF in 2017 (Part 1) - Time Out New York