It has been a dream of mine for a few years now to tour the Southwest of the USA presenting my plays and lively lectures at universities, churches, synagogues, community centers, and theaters. I have performed in Texas before (Rice and Trinity Universities) and in Phoenix for TransForm Arizona and various churches. And I presented at a Sufi Worship Center in Albuquerque on my first cross-country train trip back in 2013. Now I am excited to announce that we are beginning to plan a tour of the Southwest this fall.
I find it challenging to describe what I do. Comedy. Theater. Scholarship. Storytelling. Performance activism? It is hard to explain what I do on stage through characters and in sharing parts of myself as I take on LGBTQ issues, faith, and climate change. Thanks to WITF public radio, I can share this short feature on my work. It may give you a sense of what I do.
So I could use your help. Jane Brazell, my tour manager is waiting to hear from you! I am looking for venues (and contact to venues) to present my original one-person shows. These include my newest play, Does This Apocalypse Make Me Look Fat? A Comedy about Broken Bodies, Large and Small. It is one person play about body image, resilience, and hope in the darkest times. I also continue to offer presentations about LGBTQ issues and the Bible: Jesus Had Two Daddies–A Ridiculously Serious Look at Scripture, Transgressing Gender in the Bible, and Waking Up from a Biblically-Induced Coma.
Now although I am not an environmentalist in any traditional way, I am concerned about climate change. To me it is a moral issue, a faith issue, a queer issue that intersects many aspects of our lives and is very much about human rights. I have new presentations that take these issues on:
- A Queer Response to Climate Change–What Would Walt Whitman Do?
- Climate Change–What’s Faith Got to Do, Got to Do with It?
- Save the Coffee Bean! An Hysterical Response to Climate Change
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