Writer/Director: Bea Cordelia & Daniel Kyri
Producers: Bea Cordelia, Daniel Kyri, Eugene Sun Park Associate Producer: Quinn Nicholson
Genre: Web series
Produced and developed by Open TV and Full Spectrum Features
Set in Chicago, The T follows former lovers / best friends Jo and Carter, a young white trans woman and queer Black man, in their continual search for love, sex, and kinship.
Jo, a white trans woman craving an increasingly elusive intimacy, Carter, a queer Black man at odds with his conservative upbringing, and Emerie, a Latina trans woman stuck in an incompatible relationship, all converge from different parts of Chicago for a magical New Year's Eve night. As hangovers fade, and the three friends face awkward hook-ups, nervous dates, and the unlikely pursuit of lasting love, at least they have each other. Told in small, quotidian moments—by turns private, public, quietly tragic, and painfully hilarious—the T tells realer-to-life stories about the LGBTQ community than are too often portrayed in mainstream media.
BEA CORDELIA is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, performance artist, producer, educator and activist whose work elevates and reimagines the narratives of transgender people. Her solo show Chasing Blue was featured in Steppenwolf Theatre’s LookOut performance series and in The Brick’s inaugural Trans Theatre Festival in Brooklyn. In 2016 she developed her first multimedia installation The Cosmic Body in a University of Chicago Performance Lab residency and was named a Luminarts Cultural Foundation Creative Writing Fellow. In 2015 she self-published her first chapbook of poetry, 28.06 // Dear Sylvia, recounting the history and impact of the Stonewall riots.
DANIEL KYRI is a Jeff Award-nominated actor, filmmaker, writer, singer, and curator. He is featured in Stephen Cone’s award-winning film Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party, now streaming on Netflix, and has starred in productions at Lookingglass, Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakespeare and Goodman Theatres, and was most recently seen in Robert O'Hara's production of Macbeth at Denver Center for Performing Arts. He is also a founder and former curator of the Dojo Collective—a recent recipient of the 2017 Meow Wolf DIY funding grant—partnering with local artists to produce POC, femme, and LGBTQ-centered interdisciplinary events and performances.