FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 6, 2015

Contact: Paige Wopschall
805-756-1525: pwopscha@calpoly.edu

Transgender Artist, Educator to Perform at Cal Poly Jan. 21 

SAN LUIS OBISPO – Transgender artist and educator Rebecca Kling will give a performance titled “Trans Form: Exploring Rebecca Kling’s Life as a Transgender Woman” from 5 to 7 p.m.Wednesday, Jan. 21, in Chumash Auditorium at Cal Poly.

In the one-woman show, Kling explores ideas of gender and identity through a combination of personal narrative, storytelling, humor and movement to deliver entertainment with purpose. The production guides viewers through her childhood, adolescence and adulthood as a transgender woman.

Kling has given workshops and performances to schools and theater festivals across the nation. She has won several awards for her work, including the 2014 Guild Literary Complex’s “25 Writers to Watch” and the 2013 inaugural Trans 100 List, celebrating excellence in the transgender community.

Free and open to the public, the performance is sponsored by the Growing Together Initiative, Central Coast Coalition for Inclusive Schools (CCC4IS), and Cal Poly’s Cross Cultural Centers, Office of University Diversity and Inclusivity, the School of Education, and the university’s departments of Kinesiology, Theatre & Dance, and Women’s & Gender Studies.

Links

- Rebecca Kling Website: http://www.rebeccakling.com 

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