Dallas Children's Theater presents Andi Boi
Dallas Children’s Theater will present the online release of Andi Boi, groundbreaking play about a transgender teen. Originally presented on stage in February 2020, the video-on-demand production also includes a talkback with members in the LGBTQ community.
Andi Boi is about Andi, a transgender teen entering his first day of high school identifying as a male. Former classmates recall his last name when they hear it, but there is something different about Andi that keeps the dots from connecting clearly in their minds. Soon his new teachers, classmates, and his classmates’ parents will figure it out. How will they react? With aggression? With compassion? With confusion? Inspired by one teen’s journey, Andi Boi is told with a sensitivity towards Andi and uses wit, heart, and warmth to help audiences find their way to greater compassion and awareness.
A downloadable Behind the Curtain Resource Guide is available for schools and other organizations. The activities presented in the guide are designed to stimulate lively responses and multisensory explorations of concepts in order to use the theatrical event as a vehicle for cross-cultural and language arts learning. It is an opportunity to use theater as a springboard for dynamic learning, extending the dramatic experience of the play.