Uncovering the Mirrors debuts a week from tomorrow. Have you bought your tickets yet?
I had a chance to speak with Behind the Fringe recently, and they’ve just posted that interview. Here’s an excerpt:
BTF: How and when did [your show] come about?
RK: Uncovering the Mirrors has been forming for at least twelve years, when I stood awkwardly in front of friends and family and had a Bar Mitzvah. Because having a Bar Mitzvah – a ceremony at thirteen for Jewish boys to become Jewish men – just sucks when what you really want is to be a girl. Ever since then, I’ve been trying to find that perfect ceremony to say, “No, wait. There’s been a mistake. See, I’m not really a boy. Isn’t there some way I can have a do-over?” But while working on this show, I realized the issue is larger than me: we should all be allowed to decide which parts of ourselves make up our identities. This show is my own contribution toward that end.