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Changing My Major to Joan

Boris Dansberry

September 17-September 19

2021 Fringe Festival

1 hour

Pay What You Can

Pig Iron Theatre Company Studio BMap

What does it mean to see community in someone who has been used to represent everything you are not? Boris Dansberry explores the life and legacy of Joan of Arc with special focus on theatrical portrayals from playwrights into the early 20th century. Using humor, angst, masks, beans, unmasking, Frederich Shiller, and the trials and tribulations of the queer experience the audience will take attention and maybe even take notes in the gay history class of your dreams, or perhaps, nightmares.



Friday, Sep 17, 2021 – 8:30pm
Saturday, Sep 18, 2021 – 10:00pm
Sunday, Sep 19, 2021 – 8:30pm

Health and Safety

Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event. For the safety of audiences, artists, staff, and our greater community, you must be fully vaccinated to attend this event. Fully vaccinated means two weeks after your second dose. You will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Accepted forms for proof of vaccination include: a physical vaccine card with your name on it or a digital photo of your vaccine card on a cell phone. Please plan accordingly.

Masks must also be worn for the duration of the performance.



Performer/Writer: Boris Dansberry, Stage Manager: Becca Smith, Mucic Director: Gary Clarke, Producer: Emily Wanamaker


Content Considerations

Violence, Body Horror, Mental Illness/Suicide, Appropriate for Ages 18+


About the Artists

Boris (they/them) is an emerging queer theatre artist exploring what it means to create work that moves and evokes connection in 2021. A 2020 graduate of the University of the Arts musical theatre program, Boris enjoys monologuing (ranting) about their latest historical obsession, pruning the occasional dead leaves off their beloved house plants, and finding new ways to enjoy homemade hummus. When they aren’t filled with angst and playing Elton John on their keyboard they occasionally find time to write about their obsessions, or heaven forbid a story. Boris is most interested in creating cabaret-style works that collage with researched/collaboratory visual and film art, and working with directors that uplift queer storytelling and queer joy. They would like to thank their loved ones and everyone who asked “Hey, what’s happening with that show about Joan of Arc?” at any point in the last year. Your care and interest meant more than you know. To everyone else, stay safe and have fun exploring the cacophony of art that is the Philly Fringe!

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