BEA CORDELIA is an award-winning, Chicago-bred, internationally slandered writer, filmmaker, performance artist, actor, director, producer, educator, & activist whose work uplifts & reimagines the narratives of transgender people.
In June she released her web series the T with co-creator Daniel Kyri, production company Full Spectrum Features, & distributor OTV | Open Television, which won a Streamy for Best Indie Series, and for which she and Daniel were named the City of Chicago’s 2018 Filmmakers-in-Residence.
Her “life-changing” solo show Chasing Blue has featured in the iconic Steppenwolf Theatre's LookOut performance series in 2017 & The Brick’s inaugural Trans Theatre Festival in Brooklyn the year before. In 2016 she also developed her first multimedia installation The Cosmic Body in a University of Chicago Performance Lab residency through Salonathon, was made a Luminarts Cultural Foundation Creative Writing Fellow for her poem “The Future,” and made headlines for her ongoing lawsuit against the City of Chicago regarding its sexist & transphobic ordinance forbidding the exposure of breasts in establishments with liquor licenses. In 2015 she self-published her first chapbook of poetry, 28.06 // Dear Sylvia, which recounts the history and impact of the Stonewall riots.