The Body Never Lies


Becca Blackwell is a trans actor, performer, and writer who works collaboratively with playwrights and directors to expand our sense of personhood and the body.

Artist Bio

The Body Never Lies is a solo, performance-based theatrical search for a vocabulary beyond language that expresses who we are. Through movement, martial arts, science (a heart monitor), and some fragmented texts in various languages, Becca Blackwell uncovers a new landscape for themselves and the audience to discover identity.


Award Year
2020
Status

In Progress

A masculine gender queer person standing with short orange hair smirking towards the camera.

Becca Blackwell

Brooklyn, NY

Becca Blackwell is a New York-based trans actor, performer, and writer who works collaboratively with playwrights and directors to expand our sense of personhood and the body. Blackwell, who exists between genders, and prefers the pronoun “they,” has worked with theater artists and playwrights like Young Jean Lee, Half Straddle, Jennifer Miller’s Circus Amok, Richard Maxwell, Erin Markey, Sarah Benson, Sharon Hayes, Theater of the Two Headed Calf, and Lisa D’Amour. Their past film and TV projects include, Marriage Story, Shameless, High Maintenance, Deadman’s Barstool, and Jack in the Box. Blackwell received the 2015 Doris Duke Impact Artist Award and has been profiled in The New Yorker, Gay Star News, and more. Blackwell makes their own work, touring their most recent solo show They, Themself, Scherm to over a dozen venues around the country.