“Its time we told our own jokes, don’t you think?” asks Marlo Bernier.
After being deluged ad nauseam with cisgender people playing problematic stereotypically oppressed trans roles the past few years the question is rhetorical. So what better way to express the true trans narrative than with comedy by a veteran of the genre?
Two transsexuals and a Rabi go into a bar…….
As if to add an explanation point to the question producer Marlo Bernier asked regarding telling our own stories, a episode of ‘catfish’ appears in the ‘recomended’ videos after her promo.
My friend Darlie offered her personal insight….
“The role of Jan in Myrna was actually my partners, Beverly, who died Nov 1 2012 of stage 4 lung cancer. She loved Marlo and wanted so badly to work with her again but unfortunately she died before the the production solidified. Both of us had worked on Marlo’s play “At Least I will Own a Dress”. When the opportunity came up to do it it felt like a chance to do something for her memory.”
“Marlo is a terrific actress and a crazy creative person who had been a rock for me before and after Bevs death. Her abilities have no limits. She writes , directs, acts and knows the biz to its core. Myrna is a story she personally knows to it’s soul. It’s an ongoing thing with her own life experience and incorporates a far deeper understanding of the issues than most could write. People will have criticism of the “and then I decided to change my life and become a woman” but that was an intentional comedic mislead. It’s really time to twist up the knowledge of people who don’t fit the mold. I’m looking forward to some fun.”
They’ve nearly raised her funds but its not to late to add your name to this ground breaking effort on the Myrna Fan backed page
Shes also on Twitter,,,,,