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What's in a Name

Enter the world --and mind-- of an extraordinary performing artist, Lady Zen, in this unique film/play as they piece together the puzzle of their life.

And what a life it is:

beginning with an unwed, teenage mother who struggled in poverty,

leading to an early childhood in a Brazilian orphanage, leaving that for the home of a missionary couple in Arkansas

and progressing to the international stage where they tell their story to sellout crowds through song and poetry.

It's a heart rending story that touches on issues of transgender and gay bias, adoption, addiction, suicide,

and what it means to belong.

  • Jon Tracy
  • Lady Zen
  • Jon Tracy
  • Lady Zen
  • Ali Agus
  • Lady Zen
    Key Cast
  • Ben Euphrat
  • Sebastian Vallin
    Director of Photography
  • Ari Rampy
    Script Supervisor
  • Pedro Goncalves
  • Taylor Korobow
    Acting Coach
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    Drama, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    53 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
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Director Biography - Jon Tracy

Jon Tracy works internationally as a director, playwright, designer, educator and facilitator. He is the recipient of awards from the Kennedy Center Meritorious Achievement Award, North Bay Artys, Marquee Journalists, Ellys, Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle, and Theatre Bay Area, and has also been honored with the Solano College Theatre Alumni Award. He is a grant recipient from Theatre Bay Area, Shotgun Players’ Bridging the Gap, SUI Generis, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He is the Artistic Facilitator for TheatreFirst, Co-Artistic Director of Groundswell: The International Theatre Intensive, Company Member of both Shotgun Players and PlayGround, as well as a proud member of SDC, the union for stage directors and choreographers. www.jontracyplays.com

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