Indya Moore, renowned for their groundbreaking work in the entertainment industry, is taking a significant step in their career as they make their theater debut in New York City. Moore’s journey into the world of theater is marked by a commitment to illuminate the human experience, transcending the boundaries of identity. In an exclusive interview with The Pink Times, they shared their thoughts on this new venture.
An Intimate Connection Through Theater
When asked about the connection between theater and their trans and non-binary identity, Moore emphasized that theater provides a unique space for individuals to share their human experiences. The intimacy of the stage allows the audience to connect deeply with the storyteller, making it a powerful platform for trans and queer individuals to share their narratives and move people through their stories.
Joining Breaking the Binary Theatre Festival
Moore’s involvement with the Breaking the Binary Theatre Festival was serendipitous. A conversation with friend River Gallo led to discussions about storytelling and eventually, theater. Moore’s condition for taking on theater work was that it had to be an intimate experience. The very next day, the Breaking the Binary Theatre Festival expressed interest in Moore’s participation, aligning perfectly with their vision.
Moore expressed gratitude for the festival’s organizers, George Strus and L Morgan Lee, for creating a safe and welcoming space for their debut. This experience, among peers who share similar experiences, resonates deeply with Moore and represents a significant step in the right direction for trans and non-binary representation in the theater.
Exploring Diverse Narratives
The Breaking the Binary Theatre Festival, founded by George Strus, focuses on empowering trans, non-binary, and two-spirit+ (TNB2S+) artists and performers. Moore will appear in “Bliss: A Collection of Commissioned Scenes and Monologues” on October 29, which explores themes of belonging, family, love, and non-binary identities. The festival aims to challenge binary perspectives and embraces diverse, nuanced narratives, showcasing the rich tapestry of trans experiences.
Breaking Boundaries in the Arts
Moore’s involvement in the festival marks a significant milestone for trans and non-binary representation in theater. Historically, these spaces have not always been welcoming to TNB2S+ individuals. Moore’s debut in such a queer-driven and inclusive environment signifies progress and inclusivity in the world of performing arts.
Sharing Personal Stories and Aspirations
Looking ahead, Moore shared their excitement about their upcoming memoir, which aims to provide insight into their life and experiences, particularly their journey as a trans youth. They hope their story will challenge prejudices and offer understanding and compassion, especially for those facing adversity in their own journeys.
Championing the Unseen
In closing, Moore emphasized the importance of recognizing and uplifting the work of lesser-known LGBTQ+ figures, including intersex artists like Pidgeon Pagonis and River Gallo. They also highlighted the contributions of artists such as Kara Roselles, Eva Reign, Toni-Michelle Williams, Gia Love, Hunter Schafer, and Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, all of whom are making significant impacts in various fields of art and entertainment.
As Moore takes the stage at the Breaking the Binary Theatre Festival, their presence serves as a beacon of hope and progress in the world of theater, encouraging inclusivity and diverse storytelling.