Two Truths and a Lie
a memoir written & performed
by Scott Turner Schofield
Two Truths and a Lie is a memoir passing as three solo plays written and performed by Scott Turner Schofield. From inside his young life on the Homecoming Court and Debutante Ball circuit (in a dress), armed with only a decoder ring and a gifted tongue, Schofield comes out with truly unbelievable stories of a body in search of an identity. By turns slapstick and slap-to-the-face, this drama invites audiences and readers to explore gender, sex, sexuality, and self in their own first person.
2009 American Library Association Rainbow List
2008 Lambda Literary Award Finalist in Drama and Transgender Categories
"I am completely mad for Scott Turner Schofield. He is a thrilling, compelling, and downright charming writer and performance artist. And handsome. Did I mention handsome? And smart. Buy this book. Read it." - Kate Bornstein, author of Hello, Cruel World
"A provocative and compelling storyteller, Turner helps us to look at gender in a new way, face our prejudices, and have fun while doing it." - Amy Ray, Indigo Girls
"Scott Turner Schofield's storytelling is so honest, his approach so unique, his style so unselfconscious and disarming, that his shows will have you wrapped around his pinkie in no time. I've seen this Southern gent win over the most jaded of New York theater audiences with one wry smile and a perfectly placed raised eyebrow. He's the real thing - and nothing less than a national treasure." - T Cooper, bestselling author of Lipshitz Six, or Two Angry Blondes and Some of the Parts
"A bright, sharp and an important new performer in this country." - Tim Miller, Performance Artist
"A generous, tender, and brilliant walk through one man's becoming, Two Truths and a Lie is full of the kind of sweet and bold words that don't come along very often. All of us who've wished we could freeze time and savor the language of Turner's performance work may now rejoice." - S. Bear Bergman, author of Butch Is a Noun and The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You
Technical Requirements for Reading
This is not a stodgy reading. An armchair with a small table by the side is preferred over a lectern.
General wash with ability to dim for projections
1 Projector with cable of sufficient length to hook up to Apple laptop on stage.
1 Projector screen or blank wall
In-house amplification with cable of sufficient length to hook up to Apple laptop on stage.