So what, exactly, is a furry, according to someone on the inside?
“The only definition that I feel like everybody more or less agrees on, as a community, is that it’s anybody who is fascinated by anthropomorphic [having human characteristics] animals,” explains Rodriguez.
His film focuses on a handful of members of the furry community, most of whom own elaborate costumes (some costing thousands of dollars) and all of whom would like very much not to be seen as freaks.
Olivia is an obscure novelist on the cusp of 40; Ethan is a famous blogger—and 28. Jennifer is the production manager with (Jackalope Theatre Company).
She is an ensemble member at Steep Theatre, associate artist with Victory Gardens Theater, and is on the theater faculty of Columbia College and University of Chicago. Awards include 2012 recipient of the Michael Maggio Emerging Designer Award.
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Joanie holds an MFA in directing from Northwestern University; was a Drama League Fellow; The Goodman Theatre’s Michael Maggio Directing Fellow; the SDCF Denham Fellow; a Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab participant; and was 2013 Co-Artistic Curator for Theater on the Lake.
Photo credit: Roger Mastroiann From left to right: Sean Hudock (Ethan) and Monette Magrath (Olivia). From left to right: Sean Hudock (Ethan) and Monette Magrath (Olivia). She is an Ensemble Member and former Artistic Director of Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre (2011 Regional Tony Award).
She has also collaborated extensively with Stonington Opera House (ME), Cleveland Public Theatre (OH) and Fisher Center for the Performing Arts (NY), as well as worked with La Ma Ma, Etc (NY), Ripe Time (NY), HERE Arts Center (NY), Motherlodge (KY), Club Oberon (MA), and Opera Idaho (ID).
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Misconceptions and vilifications, many of which are addressed in the film, abound.