On the Front Porch Looking Out

I’m sitting on my front porch at my house. It’s suddenly crazy humid and I’m living AC free this summer. I live on a one-way street and someone just zipped along driving in the wrong direction. Wait, she’s getting out. She’s walking towards me. Hold on…

Okay, that was weird. She comes right up to me and introduces herself and starts chatting. I’m like, okay. She tells me all kinds of personal info about her child and the child’s husband and then asks, “So are you going to give me a tour of the place?” I’m like, “Wait, What?” Turns out she is here to see the downstairs apartment (I live in an old Victorian house and the first floor is for rent).

By the way, my landlord loves me because I am never home which saves him a ton of money since utilities are included in my rent. So yeah, feeling very much at home these days never wanting to leave again, well at least until next week.

The fall schedule has really come together nicely with performances in Vancouver, British Columbia, Washington, DC, Nashville, TN, Denver, CO and Seattle, WA. Also this month I will be outside of Philadelphia. A few other gigs are still coming into place. Sadly nothing in Texas yet 🙁 Although I have Paige in Austin who is seriously plugging for me.

I have begun to work on a new play that I am not ready to write much about yet. What I can say is that it will be completely different from anything I have ever done before. Oh, and it will not be a one person play. That’s all you get for now. Also, this fall I will begin working on a book that I’ve been asked to co-author. It’ll be about gay stuff. I’ll let you know more when I have more to say about that.

This fall will see the final performances of The Re-Education of George W. Bush (PLEASE do not make me have to re-write this play so that it is about President John McCain!) The big news is Transfigurations–Transgressing Gender in the Bible. I just performed it for two audiences with several transgender people in attendance. It’s important for me to hear what they have to say about it and to get their input. All around I have gotten positive feedback both about the scholarship of the Biblical portions and about the portrayal of the trans people in the play. some folks are interested in having come to San Francisco to do it there in 2009.

So back to school for me (I perform at a high school on Tuesday) and soon I can break out the fall sweaters. I do have some wonderful personal news happening, but I will keep that under my hat for now.

Wait, here comes the woman looking at the apartment…

She likes it especially because the landlord is gay. She says that gays are clean and quiet. I’m not sure if I should feel pleased or offended. Maybe a little bit of both.

Okay, if this humidity breaks, I might just do a YouTube video. If you get totally bored this weekend, check out Joe G’s podcast. He doesn’t mention me in it for a change (I think he has been fixating on me lately.) Also, check out the video or podcasts of the amazing Mila & Jayna.

This post has 7 Comments

  1. Kristin on September 6, 2008 at 7:21 pm Reply

    Regarding the “all around positive feedback.” Actually, some trans people expressed concerns about your over-reliance on transphobic tropes and appropriation of their stories. You never deigned to respond to any of those.

  2. Peterson Toscano on September 6, 2008 at 7:36 pm Reply

    I refer to the comments of those who actually SAW the play.

  3. Oliver Danni on September 6, 2008 at 10:18 pm Reply

    Uh-oh, they’re gonna take away my gay card! I’m not clean or quiet. 🙁

    We’re working on Indianapolis. Has Dan Funk gotten in touch with you yet?! I will shake him if he hasn’t, he PROMISED.

    The previous comment indicating controversy about your show makes me want to see it even more. 😀

    [insert MUCH LOVE and TOFU PUDDING here]

  4. Peterson Toscano on September 6, 2008 at 11:12 pm Reply

    oliver danni, no word yet from Dan Funk (great name!) Shake away.

    can’t wait to eat some tofu pudding with you :-p

  5. Joe G. on September 8, 2008 at 11:29 am Reply

    Thanks for the mention, dearest Peterson. Mucho appreciated.

    BTW, I’d LOVE to be a commenter that has seen the play. Understand my point?

    🙂

    PS: Does Auntie Doris listen to my podcast or does she hate me like you do?

  6. Peterson Toscano on September 8, 2008 at 2:05 pm Reply

    Joe, Auntie Doris is in love so she has forsaken all of us for the moment. She still loves us.

    So when can I get to your undisclosed location to show you my play….don’t you have contacts at that magnificent university of yours???

  7. Auntie Doris on September 10, 2008 at 2:49 pm Reply

    Joe darling, don’t worry you are still my Special Boy. I have just been a bit… erm… tieed up recently 😀

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