Last summer’s “Where’s the T?” was an event. It’s rare in the Chicago queer community that everyone is talking about one thing (if so, it’s often in a bad way), but the play was that kind of phenomenon. It brought us together, for a brief yet beatific moment. It was like going to church.
For those who didn’t catch one of its many sold-out shows, “What’s the T?” was a play developed to highlight the intersections of racism, classism and sexism in Boystown -- through the lens of youth experiences. The play followed a youth who was kicked out of his house for being trans and came to Boystown for the resources and solace it promised, finding the neighborhood as prone to oppression and gentrification as it is to providing respite.