Lars (ze/zir or he/him pronouns) is a trans performer, producer, and activist. Ze is best known on stage for zir work with the Chicago trial of ALBERT CASHIER the Musical (Nurse Smith (replacement), Jane, Young Al u/s, Old Al u/s) and the world premiere of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change Goes LGBTQ with Chicago Theatre Workshop.
A Baltimore native, Lars grew up sinking zir teeth into every performance opportunity ze could. Ze started dance at 4, which grew a steady streak in dance theatre from ages 8 and beyond. In addition to many a musical ze performed in, Lars also dedicated years to the competitive choir circuit and studying opera in voice lessons. Being in Chicago has not only helped Lars further zir passion for performing, but has also given zir the ability to stretch zir producer muscles, when Lars brought the Trans Voices Cabaret franchise to Chicago in 2018 to help establish the first home in musical theatre for local trans and gender non-conforming artists. This work helped zir be named one of 2019’s 30 under thirty by the Windy City Times.
When not performing, Lars enjoys spending time with zir rescue lhasa apso-mix, Sir Aaron Carter. At this time, he only accepts borkings, not bookings.
how to use my pronouns.
If you're new to the TGNC world, ze/zir is probably a pronoun you haven't heard before. Think of it as a version of they/them. It's my favorite pronoun to use because it makes me feel like an 80s rockstar. But I also understand that it's tough to get the hang of at first. To practice using ze/zir, here's the following:
Instead of "he has 9 cats," it's "ze has 9 cats."
Instead of "her apartment is fetch," it's "zir apartment is fetch."
Instead of "the sweater is theirs," it's "the sweater is zirs."
I also use he/him pronouns, and I warmly encourage use of those as well.
Thank you for your interest in learning more!