Anna Ziegler

Boy

BOY at Keen Company/Ensemble Studio Theatre, NYC
Photo by Carol Rosegg
BOY at Keen Company/Ensemble Studio Theatre, NYC
Photo by Carol Rosegg
BOY at Keen Company/Ensemble Studio Theatre, NYC
Photo by Carol Rosegg
"Expect it to be a long while before there's another play more rewarding, more moving, and more magical than BOY."

— Talkin' Broadway

plot synopsis

Inspired by a true story, BOY explores the complicated terrain of trying to find love in a new body, and the inextricable bonds between doctor and patient. In the 1960s, a well-intentioned doctor convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after a terrible accident. Two decades later, the repercussions of that choice continue to unfold.

select productions

— upcoming at TimeLine Theatre, Chicago, 2018 (Directed by Damon Kiely)
— Keen Company/Ensemble Studio Theatre, NYC, 2016 (Directed by Linsay Firman)
— L.A. Theatre Works, 2016 (Directed by Debbie Devine)
Tanghalang Ateneo, Manila, 2016 (Directed by Ed Lacson, Jr.)

more press

“Anna Ziegler’s captivating new play…is already a chief contender for the most insightful, gut-wrenching, and beautiful play of 2016…Dazzingly, deliciously alive from start to finish…[Bobby Steggert gives] a career-defining performance.” — Talkin’ Broadway

“In her gorgeous play, Ziegler [continues] her exploration of the human soul — going beyond the limitations of gender and societal codes — that has made her one of the most compelling voices in American dramatic writing.” — Jose Solis’ Favorite Theatre of 2016, Stagebuddy

“A great play….Boy has both the white hot issue of gender identity and the simple fact that it’s very, very good in its favor. They’ll be performing it for years to come…Ziegler’s intelligent script lays out this complex story with precision and grace.” — Huffington Post (Michael Giltz)

“Anna Ziegler’s Boy is a smart, fresh transgender-play twist…In literary annals, there are myriad confrontations between fathers and sons, but it’s likely there are none like this one, certainly not any more beautifully realized…” — Huffington Post (David Finkle)

“With uncommon empathy and startling insight, Boy gets to the conflict between medicine and science.” — Theatermania

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