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Benjamin Graber at sixty-five is appearing as a playwright. In past performances he has been a hippie doctor, a sex doctor, a psychiatrist, and a neurobiologist. His research archives are available at the Kinsey Institute. He “retired” due to a visual disability, an unfortunate situation that eventually allowed him to concentrate on his life-long passion for writing. He has published some short fiction and poetry, but fell in love with playwriting after attending the first Great Plains Theatre Conference in 2006. He considers himself to have been incredibly fortunate since then to have seven of his short plays either produced or publicly read. He has written four full-length plays. Hippie Doctor is the first to be produced. Warpaint, his co-authored play with Cleveland playwright Michael Oatman, was a national finalist in the Kennedy Center American Theatre Festival and will be produced April, 2010 at the Shelterbelt Theatre.


Nature loves diversity at levels that society cannot tolerate. Terrie, an intersexual, is struggling for acceptance. Departing from San Francisco, Terrie and her transgender posse journey through personal and political landscapes to confront the beast in its lair.