REVIEW (We Love Ann Arbor): Becca Blackwell’s solo show ‘They, Themself & Schmerm’ offers big laughs and perspectives

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Trans actor Becca Blackwell shares bits of their life story in the solo show, “Me, Myself & Schmerm,” presented by UMS.

When I spotted trans performer Becca Blackwell’s photo in University Musical Society’s 2017-18 season program, I recognized them (Blackwell’s preferred pronoun) immediately as one of the performers who appeared in Young Lee’s “Untitled Feminist Show,” which UMS brought to Ann Arbor early in 2016. Though that show had almost no dialogue, red-haired, non-binary, charismatic Blackwell had left a strong impression.

So when I learned that UMS was now bringing Blackwell’s solo show “They, Themself and Schmerm” – an autobiographical, one-person show with elements of stand-up comedy – to the Arthur Miller Theatre for its No Safety Net series, I was really excited to see it.

And my anticipation was rewarded at Wednesday night’s opening performance. READ THE REST HERE


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