David Harrison       Slide Show

(Actor/Playwright) Training includes: the Drama Studio of London at Berkeley, five years with director Richard Seyd (in San Francisco), movement & mask with Leonard Pitt (Berkeley), and "Viewpoints" with the SITI Company in New York. His first play, Permission (written in 1991 before his gender change), was based on his (then her) experiences in the sex industry working as a professional dominatrix. The show toured the East Coast of the US and Canada in 1992. FTM, was first produced at 848 Community Space, San Francisco in May of 1994, and has been touring internationally since then. Other recent productions David has been seen in are Dennis Potter’s Blue Remembered Hills, as the 7-year-old Willie, Helmut in Taking Sides, and with No Pants Theatre Company’s Fitting Room Series, as Robert in Mommy & Daddy are Doing Dirty Things at Manhattan Theater Source. He is currently working on a new play.

Suzi Takahashi

(Director) Suzi is an actor/director and currently a Master's candidate in Performance Studies at New York University. She has a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Barnard College of Columbia University and has trained for five years with the SITI Company. As an actor her credits include: four Seasons with the Tony award winning Williamstown Theatre Festival. She has performed with three Obie award-winning companies: Salt Theatre Company, Mi-yi Theatre, and Five Myles. International credits: the Passing Fabrik in Munich, Germany, and whe was a 1997 participant in BIETF Vanguard Theatre Festival in Serbia. Directing credits include: Ablution (which she co-created) at HERE Performance Space (picked for Best of the American Living Room Series), St. George Hotel by Chiori Miyagawa, and Mommy & Daddy are Doing Dirty Things, at Manhattan Theater Source.

Mimi McGurl

Mimi was the director and dramaturg the first incarnation of FTM (1994-1998). She began directing at the Portland Stage Company and the American Stage Festival on the East coast. Then, after working in Berlin with a small professional theatre company, she moved to California to pursue an MFA in directing at UC Irvine. She’s directed a dozen or so plays on the West coast and was dramaturg for the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)'s production of Hecuba, in San Francisco. Recent directing credits include: Possible Worlds (Manhattan Theater Source), 2000 Miles (part of To Eat Bitter, Blue Heron Arts Center), The Indian Wants the Bronx/ It's Called the Sugar Plum (Chashama), Hedda Gabler, The Water Engine, Miss Lulu Bett (A.C.T., MFA Guest Artist, San Francisco); Tea and Sympathy (Luna Sea, SF). She received her PhD from Stanford University, studying ancient Greek Tragedy, German Romanticism, and contemporary Queer drama. Her dissertation was on the history of women playing men’s roles on stage.