Un/Packing is an interactive, live multimedia, high-stakes, choose-your-own-adventure-style solo performance where the audience must guide trans performer, Nicolas Shannon Savard, through a journey across space, time, and gender. They tell stories of surviving toxic masculinity: the hilarious, the heartbreaking, the terrifying. With over 20 characters packed into one suitcase, there are dozens of paths to choose along the way. Quite literally, it's a different show every night.
Nicolas Shannon Savard (they/them/theirs), is a Columbus, Ohio-based community-engaged theatre practitioner, solo performance artist, educator, and scholar. Their first full-length solo show, Five and a Half Feet of Fearsome (2019), toured to the Kansas City and Indy Fringe Festivals. In the summer of 2020, they wrote and developed the first version of Un/Packing as an interactive virtual show and performed it for the St. Louis Fringe Festival and later the Association for Theatre in Higher Education’s LGBTQ+ Focus Group. Nicolas Shannon holds a PhD in Theatre (2021) from The Ohio State University, where they now teach courses in acting and writing about media and performance. Nicolas is also the producer and host of HowlRound Theatre Commons’ Gender Euphoria, the Podcast, which aims to amplify the perspectives and activism of transgender theatre-makers in the United States.
2715 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
Entrance: The front door is right off the sidewalk by the beer garden on Larimer St.
Parking: Larimer Street is closed off between 29th and 28th; street parking is available on neighboring streets
Accessibility: The entrance, lobby and performance space are all at street level; there is an ADA bathroom in the facility
Admission: You must show your ticket confirmation or purchase a ticket at the venue;all seating is general admission, audiences will wait in a queue before entry to the show