Work. Love. Mortal Danger.
What do you get when you mix contract killing, teenage blues, LGBT rainbows, weirdness, and a murder mystery? Welcome to East Vancouver! It’s the home of marginal living, social inequity, and Craneview Place, a former industrial site that’s almost safe for human habitation. Meet some intriguing folks you might glimpse at the bus stop and not usually think think twice about. Each is coming out of their cocoon, but what’s emerging – and how will the world deal with them?
The Switch follows a predominantly transgender cast (with all trans roles played by trans actors) as they navigate the social standards of two separate worlds — cis and trans, comfortable and struggling, familiar and bizarre — and work to build a sense of community out of their disparate lives.
It could be botching the metric system while buying things online, then trying to pay off debts by moonlighting as a text-message dominatrix, until the boyfriend suspects you’re texting your ex, so you set up a double-date, which leads to a fistfight over the bill, and before you know it, someone is trying to mess with your medical records, which is a problem because you’ve already fudged them, and you have to deal with all this when your roommate is still a wanted eco-terrorist— and that’s just one character.