No two transgender experiences are alike. That’s the crux of Paul Lucas’ “Trans Scripts, Part I,” which illuminates the lives of seven transgender women. The characters in the play, which had its U.S. premiere this month with the American Repertory Theater after an award-winning run at Edinburgh’s famed Fringe Festival, are based on real-life stories collected from more than 75 interviews with transgender people across the globe.
“Even though the playwright is not a transgender person, the voices, all of the words in the play are directly from transgender women,” explains Eden Lane, who plays Sandra. “So it’s not just stories about transgender lives. These are stories told from their words. I think that’s really important.”