Directed by Luis Caballero
April 4 – April 21
APR 4 - APR 21; THU, FRI, SAT at 8 PM, SUN at 3 PM

Executive Director, Crystal Field


Barbra Herr

Starring in


April 4 – 21, 2024
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00 PM, Sunday at 3:00 PM

Tickets: $18, Students & Seniors $15
Run Time: 1 hour

Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue (between 9th and 10th Street)

From a little bullied Boricua boy in the Bronx to blonde bombshell drag queen to transgendered actor to outspoken trans activist: Barbra Herr has lived a whole lot of life. But even after all those experiences, she’s still a late bloomer. After 30 plus long years of gender transition — the NYC nightlife legend is ready to be complete.
Follow Barbra on her sometimes painful, often funny — but always honest — journey to sexual awakening and gender confirmation in this compelling one-woman show directed by Helen Hayes Award Nominee Luis Caballero at Theater For The New City
April 4th -21st

BARBRA HERR is an actress/writer/LGBTQ activist with most recently celebrating 50 years of performance to her credit. TV: HABLA: Men (HBO; 2015). Stage: I’m Still Herr (Duplex/BAAD/FuerzaFest; 2014-2016), Suddenly Last Summer (IFC Center; 2015), Fabulous Fakes (Apollo Theater; 2000), La Casa De Bernarda Alba(San Juan,PR), at La Jaula De las Locas(1988 San Juan, PR). Clubs: Sabor Latino at Monster, Escuelita, Sally’s Hideaway, Bachelor’s Disco, Club Evolution, US tours as Miss Continental Elite and many Resort Residencies throughout the Caribbean, Simply Herr BAAD(2017) Trans-Mission (Teatro Círculo, Bellas Artes San Juan 2017) The Riot/ Sylvia De Burgos Center 2019) Hamlet In Harlem/Theater For The New City 2022). Film: Mirror, Mirror (1996); Portrait of a Lady (2008); Whatever Happened to Bobby Herr? (2016)Lesson #6 (2017).Leo Dan (2019)

Currently Ms. Herr is based in NYC and is represented by Callico Management and Take 3 Talent NYC.

Mr. Caballero is an acclaimed director, writer, and actor from Puerto Rico. He obtained a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Puerto Rico and a Master of Arts in Theater and Education from New York University. His mentors and collaborators figures: Dean Zayas, Victoria Espinosa, Myrna Casas, and James Larson. His vast acting career includes major theater productions such as: Equus, King Lear, The Fantastiks, and Bomber Jackets. He has appeared in feature roles in TV soap operas from his native land such as: Aventurera and Cadenas de Amor. His film credits includes Under Suspicion with Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman. His recent acting TV credits are: Law and Order and Vanished. His extensive directing credits spans 35 years between his native Puerto Rico, New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Among his directing credits are Maria, No Exit, The House of Bernarda Alba, Las Mascaras, Boy George se esta dejando barba (Centro de Bellas Artes-Best Director Award), Don Quixote, The Rice Story (Japanese Ensemble), Bedtime Stories (the musical), Resurrection (commissioned by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico), Puerto Rico FUA! (HOLA Best Director Award), Lorca, Puertorrican for a day, and La Lupe: my life and my destiny (Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, NYC). His latest Off Broadway plays hits includes: Don Quijote en Nueva York; Lorca, Federico, Lorca; ‘They call me La Lupe’ at the LAB,Theater in the Public Theater and the ACE award musical “D-C 7, The Life of Roberto Clemente now called “The tale of number 21”. His credit as a film director includes ‘La gringa: a tale of a Town’ and ‘El color de la guayaba’. Mr. Caballero is currently working in his next film ‘Romeo and Romeo’ which premiere this October in New York City.

VIR-AMICUS (Audio Design and lights)
“I am a creator of experience that is a vessel for the artistic expression and manifestation of life…colouring outside the box, evoking, uplifting and inspiring through music and visuals.” Singer/Songwriter/ Dj/interdisciplinary Performing Artist, Stage Tech/Lighting Designer and Motion/Graphic Artist – BFA Dance (CalArts) and MA (New College of California -Experimental Performance Institute). Credits: 2009 BRIO (Bronx Recognizes Its Own) Vocal Performance fellowship, 2012 original commissioned score for Ailey II and 2014 MapFund Grant (Music Composition). Los Nutcrackers – A Xmas Carajo (Sound Design/Tech), Lighting Concept/Designer: (2014) Malcolm Low/Formal Structure “In the the Thrust…” and (2014) “Shadowlands” – La Bruja and Cynthia Paniagua, Resident Lighting/Sound Designer for VISIONS Contemporary Ballet and Richard Rivera/PHYSUAL. 2019 Project Stage Manager – “125th & FREEdom” created by Ebony Noelle Golden and produced by National Black Theatre. This entity is currently editing and finishing up an original multi-media musical play, and songs for a full concept album/soundtrack .,,


Funding Credits
Thank Yous

Transmission is a labor of love, written and created by me six years ago in order to help bring awareness to the struggles trans persons face when trying to get medical authorization for gender affirming procedures and our everyday lives. It was first presented in May 2017 at Teátro Círculo for it’s Callback Series and was received with rave reviews, garnering the production with an HOLA. ATI and a LATA Award for best play and actress.

I am grateful to a wonderful team of contributers who helped me bring this show to the stage: Rob Bailey Millado, Nate Bailey Millado, José (Chéo) Oliveras, Teátro Círculo, Vir-Amicus, Luis Caballero,my friends at BAAD, and now Theater For The New City Executive Director Crystal Fields for allowing me to revisit my story.

Thank you all for embracing this important human interest project. I am forever grateful! – Barbara Herr


Director – Luis Caballero
Stage Manager – Ivan Goris
Audio Design and lights – VIR-AMICUS


COVID Protocol:
As of September 26th, 2022, we are no longer requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for our audience upon entry.
Wearing of masks is suggested in the lobby, restrooms and performance spaces at Theater for the New City, but they are not required.