Schofield is a graduate of Atlanta’s Emory University, where his play “Underground TRANSit” drew rave reviews. He has toured the country with “Becoming a Man in 127 Easy Steps,” an engaging, humorous and often-touching series of vignettes about the transition from female to male.
The show opened Thursday at 7 Stages and runs through Sunday. The one-person play is described as a “choose your on adventure” in publicity materials:
Together, performer and audience decide the sequence of events every night, choosing just a few of the 127 stories that a guy who was born a girl has to tell. From birth to death, playing with dolls to chugging a beer, dealing with hormones, finding love, and finding yourself, this one person show engages the deep questions and the locker room jokes about life in general, and what it means to become a man.
In an interview last week with Project Q Atlanta, Schofield talked about bringing the show back home to Atlanta:
I guess I want to reiterate that this will be a totally different show from what people have seen: it’s not a rerun! And I want to offer this run as a love letter to Atlanta, where friends and audiences and press have supported me to do my best work. Y’all have given me the confidence not only to become a man, but to travel the world and talk about it. The more I am away, the more I know that’s true.
Also, given how tough things have been here—with the Eagle and the Westboro KKKlan, lately—I want folks to know that this will be a really fun time where they can come and hear stories that reflect parts of their real lives, told in an honoring and uplifting and very real way.
Come on out and remember why we each choose to come out and be ourselves proudly every day, whoever we are, at whatever step in our process.
Performances on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m. at 7 Stages, 1105 Euclid Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30307.