Set six months after Bea Cordelia came out as transgender during the most upheaving era of her life, Chasing Blue takes place in her bathroom in the hour she has to get ready for a fast-approaching date. Intimately autobiographical, tenderly and fiercely told through stories, poetry, music, and spectacle, Bea Cordelia's "life-changing" solo show chronicles her perilous journey toward her transgender identity, all the while asking:
When everyone else has left, how can we begin to live with ourselves?
"Masterful in the sweep of her language, with pointed prose seamlessly rippling into poetry, [Bea Cordelia] sweeps around the tiny stage of Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theater on the tides of her memories, offering her scars as gifts."
"Chasing Blue at Steppenwolf" by Ben Kemper, Kemper Corner Reviews
"Bold, unapologetic, raw, confident, and real."
Trina Maeby, Artist
"Witnessing the psychic self-harm caused by unattainable romantic expectations is both disturbing and moving."
"The Trans Theatre Festival" by Terence Diamond, Edge Media Network
"[Bea Cordelia has] raised the bar for solo shows."
Archy Jamjun, Moth Grandslam winner and writer