May 2, 2018


RESTON, VA – Acclaimed transgender modern dance choreographer Sean Dorsey will bring his show Boys in Trouble to Reston Community Center’s CenterStage on May 16 as part of RCC’s 2018 Professional"Sean Dorsey's "Boysi n Trouble" Touring Artist Series.

Boys in Trouble, which had its world premiere April 19 in San Francisco, is a groundbreaking work that explores many levels of sexuality and gender identity. Among them: an unabashed love letter between queer black men, a sendup of all things macho, a spin on butchness and real talk about whiteness, according to Dorsey. The choreographer said Boys in Trouble offers an urgent and timely examination of American masculinity.

“Sean Dorsey is perhaps America’s most important transgender choreographer,” said Paul Douglas Michnewicz, Reston Community Center’s Arts and Events Director. “His perspective on the human body and on what stories we tell is vital for our world today.”  

Dorsey is the founder and artistic director of Fresh Meat Productions, the nation’s first organization to create, present and tour year-round multidisciplinary transgender arts programs. He created Boys in Trouble over a two-year period after visiting communities across the United States, where he hosted forums on masculinity, recorded interviews and taught free movement workshops for transgender, gender-non-conforming, cisgender, gay, bisexual and queer people on the masculine spectrum. Read more about Dorsey’s inspiration in this interview with Dancersgroup.

Boys in Trouble is recommended for audiences ages 18 and older. Patrons younger than that will not be permitted to enter without a parent or guardian.

Tickets are now on sale for the 8:00 p.m. performance on May 16 ($15 Reston patrons; $20 non-Reston). Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling the CenterStage Box Office at 703-476-4500, press 3.


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