Blake chats with Raine Grayson, Organizational Administrator at TMI Project, about the upcoming storytelling performance Stories for Choice: Period Power!
Raine Grayson (he/him) is a multi-genre storyteller who specializes in social action theatre and autobiographical nonfiction focusing on the trans and queer experience. His work has been featured in over a dozen publications and festivals and he’s had storytelling engagements with organizations like The Trevor Project. He currently works for non-profit storytelling organization TMI Project (tmiproject.org) running writing workshops, editing, and producing “true storytelling” performances that transform everyday people’s stories into monologues.
His work has been published by GO Magazine, So Say We All’s book “The Whole Alphabet,” Fresh Words Magazine, Literature Today, HERStory, The AutoEthnographer, the Santa Clara Review, and many more. His playwriting has been featured by The Playwriting Collective, The Tank, NY Madness, KIT Theatre, The Rosendale Theatre, Virtual Theatre Collaboration, and In Death's Company, as well as recently being a part of Soup-to-Nuts Fourth Annual Short Play Festival. He has presented his academic essay "Militant Visibility and Corrupting Hegemonic Gender Identity: Trans Representation and Visibility in Solo Shows" at the Mid-America Theatre Conference and has run education writing and theatre workshops for drama students at Rondout High School. He is a recipient of the SUNY Thayer Fellowship and Patricia Kerr Ross Award for his playwriting, and was recognized as a runner-up for The Playwriting Collective’s Ball Grant.