Scott Turner Schofield
Scott Turner Schofield has been honored with a prestigious Princess Grace Foundation Fellowship for acting and
has toured two original
solo performances, Underground Transit and Debutante Balls, to colleges, festivals, and theaters nationwide since 2001.
He is widely recognized for his educational and informative leadership on transgender issues. Schofield is the recipient
of several awards for his performance work, among them a "Fruitie" for Off-Broadway Performance; a 2007 Princess Grace
Foundation Fellowship in Acting; and a Creation Fund Commission from the National Performance Network for "Becoming a
Man in 127 Easy Steps."
Becoming a Man in 127 Easy Steps
The Award-winning Show Comes to Fantasia Fair
Scott Turner Schofield, named a "Young Trans Hero of 2006" by The Advocate magazine, brings his show, Becoming a Man in 127 EASY
Steps, to Fantasia Fair and gives us a performance that challenges fundamental assumptions about gender, sex and identity.
Scott Turner Schofield puts his personal journey from female-bodied boy to butch girl to unrecognizable woman to man on display.
Schofield employs multimedia storytelling, silk fabric acrobatics, and audience participation to reveal the life of a man who just
happens to have been born a girl.
The "127 Steps" of the title refers to Schofield's "decoder wheel," with numbers that correspond to words like "man," "woman,"
"gay," "lesbian" and "body." The audience calls out the numbers for the words they want to hear about and Schofield has a story to
go with each of the 127 permutations of numbers. Each performance is a different lineup and in a different order, making the
performance unlike any other.
Please note the show contains some nudity and mature themes.
"Becoming a Man is a roller coaster ride through your heart, your soul, and your genitals. Scott Turner Schofield is one of my favorite
performing artists…" - Kate Bornstein, Transgender Theorist, performer, writer.
"Like some sexually ambiguous Scheherazade, ... Schofield comes across more as a loveable neighborhood kid bursting with energy
and insight than an agenda-waving political zealot. Bottom line: [Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps is] one of the year's most
essential theater experiences." - Wendell Brock, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"A born raconteur for the MySpace generation… Schofield takes feminism and gender issues seriously, but also with a refreshing,
ironic sense of humor." - Curt Holman, Creative Loafing Atlanta