J.C. Pankratz for Seahorse
Winner, 2021 Frank Moffett Mosier Fellowship for Works in Heightened Language, for Seahorse
Zoom reading April 9, 2022 at 7 pm, Eastern Time.
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About J.C. Pankratz
J.C. Pankratz (they/them) is a proud queer, non-binary, transgender playwright and educator writing genre-defying work about gender, class, trauma, and magic. Their plays include Redeemer Mine (Finalist, O’Neill Playwrights Conference; upcoming production, Lily + Joan Theatre Company), Joyless Eye (Semi-Finalist, O’Neill Playwrights Conference; Jean Kennedy Smith Award runner-up), and Honest to God (production, Gadfly Theatre Company). Originally from Indiana, they are currently an MFA candidate at Boston University. You can read their work on the New Play Exchange or jcpankratz.com.
Reuben is a trans man continuing his attempts to conceive a child after the death of his husband. In processing his grief and hope, Reuben turns his insemination endeavors into moments of self-recognition by donning different costumes and persona for each try. (Juliet, Zeus, and St. Francis all make appearances.) Instead of a funerary parade, this one-person play seeks the purpose of life for the living, for the dead, and for the not-yet-arrived.