Yes, yes, I know I have not blogged since Deceber 25th. (Sorry about that Carol 🙂 I have barely been on-line, which I assumed would be like living without oxygen. Turns out I survived. In fact, I discovered that the world is filled with books and newspapers and beaches and long deep conversations and shopping at African markets and so much more. Huh, and here I thought these were a thing of the past.
The last two weeks I have travelled to many parts of South Africa with Glen Retief, the gorgeous man I am dating, and his workmate Jenna. Since he is working on a memior about growing up white and gay in South Africa, we went to many places he knew as a child. We also met several people who have been involved in the struggle for racial equality and within the LGBT rights movement. What an education!
I literally have five minutes, so this post serves as notice that I am still alive. Last night I performed my play, Transfigurations along with a caberet of excerpts. We gathered at a club in Cape Town. What a turnout! They expected maybe 25 people, but we had over 100 people, a diverse crowd of folks all different ages, races, gender expressions and orientations. It felt magical in that intimate gay club morphing into multiple transgender Bible characters connecting with the audience giving, taking, that stunning interaction between audience and performer.
I head home today (although I won’t really be home until late Friday evening). I take a long route that will take me to Johannesburgh then Amsterdam then Washington, DC and finally Hartford, CT (aka home).
Next week I will post LOADS of photos and will share more about the trip and especially some special times with lesbian, transgender, gay and bisexual folks here.