Colorado Journalist Eden Lane Takes Center Stage To Tell Transgender Stories

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On opening night last Thursday, Lane was indeed on stage at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass., playing the part of Sandra, one of seven characters portrayed in the production. "Trans Scripts Part I: The Women" is the story of the experiences of those in the transgender community; it is said to be the first major American theater production featuring an all-transgender cast with a script completely written by transgender people.

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Eden Lane (in blue) during rehearsals for "Trans Scripts Part I: The Women."

Lane said the differences between being on camera as a journalist and performing on stage as an actress are like night and day.

"When you're reporting on camera, you have a specific job to do and it's about the subject, the person you're interviewing, the topic," she said. "But as an actress, you're required to bring something of yourself to it as well, and that's not something you do as a journalist, you're trying to find a way to remove yourself from the story as much as possible."

Lane spoke with Colorado Matters host Nathan Heffel.