Valencia College Presents ‘Transition,’ a Play about Gender Transition

Orlando, FL – Valencia College Theatre is proud to present “Transition,” an original docudrama about gender transition, April 6 through April 15.

Written and directed by Valencia’s theater department chair, John DiDonna, “Transition”’ explores the lives, concerns, obstacles, hopes and ongoing journey facing individuals and families going through or having already gone through a period of gender transition or questioning.

Featuring an ensemble cast from the transgender and cisgender communities, the play is based on interviews that DiDonna conducted with members of the transgender community.

Performances will be held in Valencia’s Black Box Theater, which is located in Building 3 on Valencia’s East Campus. The East Campus is at 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando. (Due to the intimate space of the Black Box Theater, late seating cannot be accommodated. Please plan to arrive at least 20 minutes prior to show time.)

Each show will be followed by a short talk-back with the audience. The April 14 performance will include an ASL interpreter.

General admission tickets cost $12. Senior citizens, Valencia faculty, staff and students may purchase tickets for $10. Tickets can be purchased online at

Tickets and more information are also available by calling the college box office at 407-582-2900.

NOTE: This play uses adult language and discusses adult situations that may not be appropriate for children or audience members who are sensitive to the topics portrayed.

WHAT:         “Transition”
WHO:            The Valencia College Theater

  Written and directed by John DiDonna

WHEN:         April 6, 7, 9, 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Matinees:    April 8 and April 15 at 2 p.m.


WHERE:       Building 3, Black Box Theater

Valencia College East Campus, Performing Arts Center

701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, FL.

TICKETS:   $12 general admission

$10 for Valencia students, faculty, staff and senior citizens

Box Office: 407-582-2900