Written and Performed by Maybe Burke
Additional Material by Exes of Maybe Burke
“People hide real feelings in a lie they call love.”
In this series of letters to and from their insignificant others, Maybe tells pieces of a story about how identity, love, sex, and trauma all influence each other and intersect. This autobiographical show takes a multilayered look at abuse, happiness, disappointment, and hope; all through the lens of love, and sometimes, the lack thereof.
Winner of the 2017 Fresh Fruit Spirit Award for Fostering Pride, Survival, History, and Progress.
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"At its core, 'Love Letters' concerns the unhappy truth that one's identity, sexuality, and ability to love cannot escape unscathed the ravages of trauma."
- Terence Diamond, Edge Media
Love Letters to Nobody is a deeply personal exploration of intimacy and boundaries. Maybe Burke presents a uniquely episodic play by reading the letters they have sent, or written and never sent, to past lovers, abusers, and family members. A bracingly honest reflection on dating while trans, Love Letters to Nobody chronicles a journey towards understanding that finding love does not have to mean losing who you are.
What Audiences Are Saying
"Love Letters to Nobody is proof
that not only are trans people
more than their trauma, but
more than just their joy. Maybe
Burke's performance gives a
faceted fully-lived experience;
the vulnerable core of why we
come to experience theatre"
- Jordan Ho
“That was the first time I saw a
trans feminine person on stage
who loved themself.”
- Kit Yan
“A beautiful story told so artfully
by an even more beautiful
person and performer, Love
Letters to Nobody is one of the
most exciting, inspiring,
heartbreaking and heartwarming
pieces of theater I have had the
honor of seeing in some time.
Should you have the opportunity
to see it I all but demand you go
- your heart will thank you for it.”
- Matthew Pedersen
It was achingly honest
while remaining witty,
positive, and nuanced.
A really fantastic piece.”
- Aiden Kim Feltkamp
“It was one of those shows that absolutely broke my heart, made me genuinely laugh, and opened my perspective on things.”
- Juliana Klingel
“One thing is certain:
Maybe is spectacular.”
- Billy McEntee, Greenpointers