Ungendering Characters?

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June 13, 2019
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Hi there,

I’m part of a theatre group that is pretty female heavy. We are thinking about putting on Newsies, I was just wondering whether we would be able to ungender some of the characters e.g the Newsies so this could work?

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Additionally, there are some suggestions for re-gendering some characters (approved for amateur, school-aged groups only) in the Production Handbook, which you can download for free right here on the Newsies show page. Further questions should be directed to your MTI representative.

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June 14, 2019

Thank you for your question! We've seen plenty of productions that have cast women as Newsies. Please call 212-541-4684 to speak to a licensing representative and discuss further questions.