"Wooden Heart" debuts in London

July 20, 2019

The script from the original play "Longing Pinocchio" written by Eric Paterniani is now being performed once again under the new name of "Wooden Heart" this summer in London.

 

 


Tolerance easily lacks for those who feel different from the "common" model, they have been mocked and misunderstood by many.

The story we want to tell you is about a boy who doesn’t feel confident in his body because he would like to be a girl. To feel accepted Pinocchio creates a fantasy world where he's a puppet who wishes to become a real child.

Aliens with extraordinary Abilities got inspired by gender labels. Rather than just showing the nature of those who need to change their sex to reflect their feelings, we wanted to investigate on those who still think that something inappropriate is going on.

“It’s so scary when you get to that moment where you’re naked and you’re like ‘Okay. Here I am...”
“I just wanted to play with bugs and make cakes in my Easy Bake Oven...”
“I feel a lot of pressure to abandon the parts of me that are feminine in order to perform masculinity in an acceptable way...”
“Not all trans and gender-nonconforming people feel “trapped” in the bodies they were born into...”

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