If the country's not ready for a dialogue about transgender issues, then a monologue will have to do.
The Critics Say:
Reviews of "Spy in the House of Men" from reviewers around the country. Click on the headline to read the full review.
CRITIC'S PICK: CityBEAT (Cincinnati)
by Sean Peters
"Spy in the House of Men is a heartfelt, comedic confessional. It's written and performed by New York’s Penny Sterling, a transgender artist whose ability to guide the audience through her life’s story is profoundly sophisticated. Sterling’s talent is in subverting expectations while garnering a lot of serious laughs."
★★★★: DC Theatre Scene (Washington, DC)
by Marshall Bradshaw
"Her perspective as a trans woman, a parent, and an addict all build into a rich, heart aching narrative that keeps the audience hanging on every word.
And yet Sterling brings to the stage a story just as fun as it is dramatic!"
Dont-Miss Show: Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
by Jenna Ross
"Sterling has a knack for lightening dark moments with humor, for revealing truths without veering into corniness. "
The Power of a Penny: The Wedge (Rochester, NY)
by Ian Patterson
"This heart-to-heart conversation between Sterling and the audience brings a room of people together every minute she’s on the stage. Its message of hope, love, and perseverance through trial and error are especially relevant in today’s social climate."