Too bad something like this can’t happen in America. Y’know, the country that wants to dominate the world?
Sydney’s Belvoir St Theatre will cast a young transgender actor in its 2017 production of Taylor Mac’s Hir, a play about a nuclear family grappling with gender roles.
In the play abusive, domineering father, Arnold, has a stroke, leading his wife, Paige, to take over as head of the family. She starts force-feeding her husband oestrogen in his cocktail of stroke medications, and dressing him in drag.
Their eldest son Isaac arrives home after three years in combat in Afghanistan to discover his Dad almost motionless, and his younger sibling, now know as Max, transitioning gender.