Dr. Roby Jackson, a closeted transgender man and scientist who is fascinated with the study of fungi and mushrooms, has created what he believes is a cancer cure from an extraction of a lethal fungus. Pushing to bring his drugs to human trial in a rush against the clock of his veteran mother's diagnosis, Dr. Jackson takes some morally ambiguous risks to complete his miracle drug. In his frenzy to believe in his own work, he turns to his creation for not only the cure for his mother’s cancer – but his own body dysphoria as well. In this inaugural reading of a new play by Raine Grayson whose work “never shies from throwing wrenches into the mix” (The New Paltz Oracle), the Jacksons explore how far people will go to prove that their body belongs to them.
Director/Playwright: Raine Grayson (he/him)
Stage Manager: Christine Nicole LaBoy (she/her)
Elliot Frances Flynn (they/them) as Dr. Roby Jackson
Barbara Thomas (she/her) as Erna Jackson
Susan O’Doherty (she/her) as Sandra Moriah
with Cess Jones (he/him) reading stage directions