Supporting Trans Students in the Theatre Classroom
Recorded On: 06/09/2022
Actor, writer, film-maker and activist Pooya Mohseni shares her experiences as a transgender actor, offering insights into the struggles our students may be living. Learn to make your classroom more inclusive for all by hearing her inspiring story.
Pooya Mohseni is an Iranian-American actor, writer & Transgender activist. Her newest film “See You Then” by Mari Walker premiered at SXSW this past March to great reviews and awards and continues to make the festival rounds. Her stage performances include "She,He,Me" for National Queer Theater, dir Sivan Battat, “Our Town” in Pride Plays, dir Jenna Worsham, “Hamlet" in Play On Shakespeare festival, dir Ellen McLaughlin, an award winning one person show "One Woman", in United Solo at The Theatre Row, dir Joan Kane, "Galatea" for the WP Pipeline festival, dir Mo Zhou and the Audible production of "Chonburi Hotel & The Butterfly Club" for Williamstown Theater Festival, dir Laura Savia. She has guest starred on “Law & Order: SVU“ , “Falling Water" on USA, “Madam Secretary” and a recurring guest star on the drama "Big Dogs" on Amazon Prime. She is a member of the advisory council for Ackerman Institute's Gender and Family Project.