Join us for a viewing of “the T – Web Series,” a brief discussion with the film makers, and pizza!
Jo, a white trans woman craving an increasingly elusive intimacy, Carter, a queer Black man at odds with his conservative upbringing, and Emerie, a Latina trans woman stuck in an incompatible relationship, all converge from different parts of Chicago for a magical New Year’s Eve night. As hangovers fade, and the three friends face awkward hook-ups, nervous dates, and the unlikely pursuit of lasting love, at least they have each other. Told in small, quotidian moments—by turns private, public, quietly tragic, and painfully hilarious—the T tells realer-to-life stories about the LGBTQ community than are too often portrayed in mainstream media.
Writers/Directors: Bea Cordelia & Daniel Kyri
Producers: Bea Cordelia, Daniel Kyri, and Eugene Sun Park
Associate Producer: Quinn Nicholson
Genre: Web series
Total Runtime: 44 minutes
BEA CORDELIA is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, performance artist, producer, educator and activist whose work elevates and reimagines the narratives of transgender people. Her solo show Chasing Blue was featured in Steppenwolf Theatre’s LookOut performance series and in The Brick’s inaugural Trans Theatre Festival in Brooklyn. In 2016 she developed her first multimedia installation The Cosmic Body in a University of Chicago Performance Lab residency and was named a Luminarts Cultural Foundation Creative Writing Fellow. In 2015 she self-published her first chapbook of poetry, 28.06 // Dear Sylvia, recounting the history and impact of the Stonewall riots.
DANIEL KYRI is a Jeff-nominated Chicago-born actor, writer, producer, director, filmmaker, singer, and curator. A Windy City Times 30 Under 30 honoree, one of the Chicago Tribune’s Hot New Faces of Chicago Theatre, and Chicago Reader’s Best Actor of 2017 he has made a name for himself across stage and film alike. Daniel currently portrays Candidate Darren Ritter, a rookie firefighter, on Season 7 of NBC’s #1 drama Chicago Fire and is featured in Stephen Cone’s award-winning film Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party, now streaming on Netflix. He has starred in productions at Lookingglass, Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakespeare and Goodman Theatres, and was most recently seen onstage as the titular character in Shakespeare’s Hamlet at the Gift Theatre. Alongside Bea Cordelia, he wrote, directed, produced, starred in, and cast “the T” for which they were named Chicago’s 2018 Filmmakers-in-Residence and won a Streamy for Indie Series.
Karari is the non-binary trans femme first born of Mexican immigrant parent. A writer, activist, public speaker, and makeup aficionadx, they sit on the boards of United Latinx Pride and the TransLatin@ Coalition and on the production team of America in Transition. You can catch them in Chicago on the Hoodoisie, a live and live-streamed news show disseminating block-optic and radical perspectives on culture and politics, or hosting at DURO, Boystown’s only night centering and celebrating queer/trans femmes of color of all sizes and shapes.
– Keeping it LITE. #keepingitLITE is an online study about the life experiences and health of LGBTQ+ people.