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||THEATER Ex-'Jagged Little Pill' performers accuse production of anti-TGNC behavior
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Two former cast members of Broadway's Jagged Little Pillincluding Tony-nominated featured actress Celia Rose Goodingreleased statements accusing the production of committing "harm to the trans and non-binary community, both onstage and off," Deadline reported.
Black non-binary actor Nora Schell tweeted that there were repeated instances when they were "intimidated, coerced, and forced by multiple higher ups to put off critical and necessary surgery to remove growths from my vagina that were making me anemic." Schell made their Broadway debut in the chorus and other roles as an original company member of the Alanis Morissette musical, but will not return to the show when it reopens Oct. 21.
In addition to Gooding and Schell, actor Iris Menas, also a non-cisgender ensemble member, will not return to the show in October.
Gooding confirmed that she will perform with other cast members of the show during the Tony Awards on Sept. 26.
A spokesperson for the Jagged Little Pill production had not yet responded to Deadline's request for comment.
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