Video: talking to theatre sensation Glace Chase of Triple X


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Brisbane audiences are embracing Queensland Theatre Company’s production of Triple X with Glace Chase. The play is wowing the critics and audiences are loving it, showing an appetite for provocative theatre that also entertains.

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Triple X tells the story of a ‘straight Wall Street’ bro who has an affair with a trans performer. His family finds out about the relationship the day before his wedding.

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Glace initially rejected the idea of writing Triple X.

“It was probably the hardest professional experience of my life. It fundamentally changed me. As a person, I really had to sit in this place of saying ‘Am I worthy of love?

“It’s rough out there romantically. [Trans women] get treated like shit most of their lives. I knew that a trans romance story was what the world needed and it was time to tell that story. I had to really wrestle with it in my own heart. Me as me, am I worthy of ever actually having love?”

Usually based in New York, the Aussie playwright came home to Australia, expecting the production to begin in early 2020. But COVID-19 interrupted those plans and she spent a year in far North Queensland waiting for restrictions to ease.

Queensland’s success in combatting the pandemic has seen local theatres open again and Triple X launched earlier this month. The play closes in Brisbane on 1 April. The production then moves to New South Wales. The Sydney season runs 1 July until 14 August at the Sydney Theatre Company.

Glace Chase

TRIPLE X
By Glace Chase
Directed by Paige Rattray

Closes 1 April.

Evenings: Monday & Tuesday 6.30 pm, Wednesday – Saturday 7.30 pm.
Matinees: Wednesday 1 pm, Saturday 2 pm.

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