My production Trans Scripts has received a tremendous amount of support due to rave reviews and several awards and grants in Edinburgh and in the United States. However, the Lyric Theater Bridport offered support before anyone else. Niki and Delphine there recognized the potential of the project and got behind it from the start.
A small community that outsiders might think would be close-minded, opened its arms to a dozen artists, many of whom are transgender, offering rehearsal space, lovely accommodation, audience support, and love. The post show discussions lasted almost as long as the show and provided important feedback, as well as encouragement that the project would have legs.
Niki McCretton, her staff, and the Lyric audience embraced the project and made its development possible, and for that, I am forever grateful. I sincerely hope I have the opportunity to return.