March 28-April 22, 2016 I will tour New England universities, schools, Quaker meetings, churches, and community centers with my original presentations. Half the tour is booked, and I am currently looking for more venues to host my presentations. Perhaps you are interested in bringing me to your community or you want to introduce me to someone who might be interested. Here is information about me and the original storytelling that I do.
I am a queer performance artist and activist using storytelling and comedy to explore the intersections of diverse aspects of our lives and passions with climate change. I see global warming as a human rights issue, an LGBTQ issue, a Black Lives Matter issue, and one of those issues that requires creative communication. I create spaces free of fear and shame then focus on justice, hope, resiliency, and collective action.
My own personal story is bizarre. I was one of those people who for years was a victim of gay conversion therapy, desperately believing I would be more valuable as a gender normative heterosexual. After 17 years and over $30,000 trying to “de-gay” myself, I came to my senses and came out gay. I created the one-person play, Doin’ Time in the Homo No Mo Halfway House, helped produce the award winning documentary film, This is What Love in Action Looks Like, and contributed to the Lambda Award winning anthology, Gender Outlaws–The Next Generation.
In April 2016 I will tour New England> I would like to talk about opportunities to contribute to the conversations you are having in your community about gender, LGBTQ issues, environmental justice, climate change, and our roles on a new planet.
Below are some links for you and colleagues to get a sense of my offbeat approach to climate change. Funny, grounded in science, and infused with justice. These are some of the characters and monologues I have created and use as a jumping off point for discussion with students.
Public RADIO FEATURE: WITF profile on Quirky Queer Quaker Performance Artist on Climate Change and More
–An LGBTQ response to extinction and extermination
–Black Lives Matter and Climate Change
–From Homo No Mo to Climate Action–How I got tangled up in climate change
Want to learn about how you can book a presentation or introduce me to someone who might be interested in booking a show? Send me a quick note.
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