Did the Transwoman Kill the Influencer? Are trans people who we think they are? What makes a good person?
Famous pro-man advocate, Alejandro Mate, is missing. His disappearance leads back to his rumoured lover, a known Trans business woman and LGBTQIA+ advocate, Denise Catacutan. We are thrown back to the incident through the lens of the people who were there; Bryle, a drag queen and Denise’s assistant. Jen, Denise’s colleague and estranged friend. And Ms Catacutan, Herself. As we repeatedly relive the day of the disappearance, we see more and more details of the seemingly simple story and we are faced with the question, Did the trans woman kill the influencer?
Experience the unique and captivating production of Transwoman Kills Influencer, which combines videos and theatre to present a thrilling murder mystery. The play tackles the complex issue of discerning true goodness and righteousness. Through the Rashomon effect, the production highlights the impact of personal bias on our perception of the truth. As a result, viewers are encouraged to closely analyse the evidence and question what is presented to them, ultimately uncovering deeper realities that lie beneath the surface.
“Carnay is nevertheless an open and vulnerable performer and by shows end they are standing in their full power” – Theatre Travels
“There is always a tight-rope walked between self-deprecation and reinforcing internalised phobias. Carnay plays in this space with charisma and ease, accessibly down to earth without ever disempowering themselves.” -theatretravels.org
Content Warnings: Violence, Hate Speech, Haze, Strobe, Blood
Written By Dax Carnay
Directed by Emmanuelle Mattana
Performed by Dax Carnay, Khema De Silva, Vateresio Tuikaba and Ryan Henry
Stage Direction by Finn McLeish
Produced by Justine Javier Long
Dramaturgy by Bradford Elmore
Creative Consultant by Angelica Ignacio
Marketing and PR by Sheila Mae Faulmino
Lighting Design by Lara Gabor and Chiara Wenban
Set and Costume Design by Filipe Filihia
Sound Design by Owen Kelly
Graphic Design by Jordan Hanrahan
Image by Darren Gil
Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.
Aural Rating 50%: Has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to be able to engage with the event.