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REP Radio podcast with Eppchez!

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Eppchez! appears as Max in Simpatico Theatre Company's production of Taylor Mac's 'Hir.' (Photo by Daniel Kontz)
Eppchez! appears as Max in Simpatico Theatre Company's production of Taylor Mac's 'Hir.' (Photo by Daniel Kontz)

Eppchez!, who plays Max in Simpatico Theatre Company's production of Taylor Mac's Hir, is a nonbinary transgender Latinx performer who brings a wealth of talents to Philadelphia.

An Amherst, Massachusetts, native, Eppchez! (who uses the pronouns ey and eir) has worked with Pig Iron Theatre Company, the Mediums, and other groups with a focus on devising new work. Ey studied theater and writing at Wesleyan University. A playwright, choreographer, director, designer, puppeteer, songwriter, and vocalist, ey is also artistic director/conductor of Alma’s Engine, a process-focused creative ministry and self-producing platform for realizing eir work in music and theater. Among eir works is the album Self-Realized-Nation; A Song Cycle of the Occupation (2013), the original plays Junk Redemption (2012) and They Extract! (2014 and 2016), and a site-specific musical staged in Bartram’s Garden, Train-ing: A Duet (2017).

To read Wendy Rosenfield's review of Hir, click here.

What, When, Where

Hir. By Taylor Mac, Jarod Markman directed. Simpatico Theatre Company. Through June 25, 2017, at the Louis Bluver Theatre at the Drake, 302 S. Hicks Street, Philadelphia. (215) 568-8079 or simpaticotheatre.org.

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