playwright and performer
Blackwell is a NYC based trans actor, performer and writer who exists between genders, and prefers the pronoun "they." They have recently created the autobiographical They, Themself and Schmerm, inspired by the trainwreck of a self-produced video by Corey Haim called Me, Myself and I. Previous work with Circus Amok and playwrights Young Jean Lee and Lisa D’Amour helped set Blackwell on a conscious path of working collaboratively with playwrights and directors to expand our sense of personhood and the body through performance. Their current solo show brings what was described in Bomb Magazine as “the razor-sharp timing of a stand-up comedian” to a very personal exploration of how our physicality and family history shape our selves.