Blossom: A Trans Girl’s Burial

“Bloom” infers that a flower is at its fullest; “Blossom” can be a verb describing the process of a bud slowly opening up to bloom. Thus a dance of death and rebirth from a mattress where one was raped, like the flowers we buy while letting them wilt. This is a story on how messy healing can be, this is a ceremony of planting seeds for the flowers that we deserve. This is a prayer, as we blossom softer so we don’t break further. “They tried to bury us, but they didn’t know we were seeds”

Blossom: A Trans Girl’s Burial

  • CONTENT NOTE: Mentions of sexual violence and suicidal ideation/attempts
  • RUN TIME: 1 Hour
  • TICKETS: Free/ by donation!
  • Playwright and Producer: Leon Tsai
  • Lighting Designer: Sooji Kim


Part of the 2023 Festival

  • May 17 at 8:00 PM


Native Earth Performing Art’s Aki Studio

250-585 Dundas Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 2B7


Native Earth Performing Arts and Artscape strive to provide equal treatment to and equitable benefits of its services, programs and facilities in a manner that respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities.

  • The Dundas Street entrance provides barrier-free access to the building
  • Two elevators are located in the South Lobby
  • All floors have accessible washrooms and stalls, as well as accessible drinking fountains
  • Signage throughout the building is written in Braille
  • A hearing enhancement system is available in Aki Studio and the Ada Slaight Hall


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Leon Tsai

Leon Tsai

Leon Tsai (they/she) is a Taiwanese trans-femme and settler-immigrant storyteller (un/re)learning in Tkaronto, Turtle Island. While seeding softness through grief and madness, they invite the world on this journey together: planning, caring, and preparing for the softest revolution yet, where none is left behind… 

Sooji Kim/김수지

Sooji Kim

Sooji Kim/김수지 (she/her) is a multidisciplinary artist born and raised in Seoul Korea currently based in Toronto. She graduated from TMU’s (formerly Ryerson University) Performance: Production Program with a minor in acting/dancing. She is now a Lighting Designer, Stage Manager, and theatre Technician with an expanding interest in the many elements of Theatre. Outside of Theatre, she is a photographer and model. Her recent works include Production Stage Manager of Benevolence (2023), Lighting Designer for Half n Half (2022) and Lighting Designer for Morning After (2022)Sooji is very excited to be part of this show and expand her knowledge on Theatre.