LOS ANGELES – Ever since she had the honor of being directed by the great Jeffrey Tambor in a recent acting forum, Jade Beauvoir knew that the story of ‘Trinity’ needed to be told. Months later, Beauvoir is thrilled to see Transmission making its world premiere at the Lounge Theater in June as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival.
In Transmission, Trinity is on a mission to love and accept herself. The only problem is that everyone calls her ‘Trent’ and thinks she’s a boy. Inspired by her Tranny-Godmother Madonna, and her alter ego LaJina Jones, Punany Poet Laureate, Trent goes to battle with his ‘Self Rejection Virus’ in order to reclaim his authentic, female self. In the process, he risks losing his secret lover -codenamed ‘James Franco,’ and his career as a Hollywood actor is propelled into jeopardy.
“Transmission is an eclectic, cathartic journey from disjointed to aligned, from bogus to authentic,” Beauvoir said. “It’s an inspirational, yet comedic tale that explores themes of gender, race, self-acceptance, death and love. …So nothing too heavy.”
Director Allen Walls blends multimedia, special effects, original live music, meditation and dance to convey ‘Trent’s’ dynamic transformation into ‘Trinity.’ The theme of Transmission unmasks a universal commonality: Each of us is struggling to transition from a life of self-doubt and condemnation, to one of internal happiness and peace.
“We hope audiences themselves will be transformed by Transmission,” Beauvoir said. “Ideally, people will leave feeling self-empowered by the possibilities of courage and kindness. …but really, I’m just doing it for the money.”