You may know her from a long time commitment to raising funds and awareness as a royal on The Imperial Court of Minnesota. Or perhaps you recognize her from her years of writing “Consider the Source” for Lavender Magazine. Maybe you know her from her countless performances on stage.
But, after my last visit with the wonderful Julie Dafydd, I think it is safe to say that few know her as the young boy growing up in Soderville, Minnesota. Julie has stripped away the veil of privacy in her one woman play entitled “Soderville” in which she plays herself both today and in her past. The show is playing an encore at the Back Stage Theater in the Whitney Fine Arts building of Minneapolis Community and Technical College. I have known Julie for many years and am always delighted when we are able to catch up on each others lives. This show brings a whole different meaning to the phrase catching up though. In it, she brings us back to the earliest years of her life and describes what it was like. Soderville was written for the stage by director Scott M. Rubsam after spending hours with Dafydd recording her to recapture her upbringing and transition.
I won’t give too much away other than to say that this is a must see show.
Another aspect of Julie’s multi-talented life is her quick wit and ability to capture it in writing. TheColu.mn is incredibly pleased to announce the Julie will be joining us as a contributing writer for a recurring post entitled Transformation. Her knowledge and unique perspectives will help to bring a strong trans voice to our work.
Congratulations for the success of the play and welcome to the team Julie!
SODERVILLE: Excavation of a Life
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
June 19 & 20 at 7 PM & June 21 at 2 PM- Metropolitan State University-Minneapolis Campus
Metropolitan State campus located in the Whitney Fine Arts Center at 1424 Yale Place, Minneapolis