The Body Politic


NYMF Next Link Project

New York, NY; Summer 2017

From NYMF’s website:

One body…Two worlds…Transformed.

A transgender man from Afghanistan emigrates to North Carolina at the height of the Afghan War, in this explosive musical about a collision of cultures that redefines the American family. Iphis sees his world reflected through the contrasting lenses of a conservative foster parent, a drag queen roommate, a young student, and the fearless mother who raised him. THE BODY POLITIC became the first musical in American history to be performed for a State Legislature, when it was presented last year in protest of North Carolina’s “bathroom bill.”

Book and Lyrics by Charles Osborne; Music by Leo Hurley

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