On Friday Worthie Mecham (aka Momma) will lead a workshop at True Colors. It’s called Dragged Out of the Spiritual Closet. In addition to doing a short comedy where Momma interviews three of my characters about their spiritual journeys (Dr. Meadows, Chad and Earthel), we will have participants share some about their own journeys.
Here is the description of the workshop:
Actor/Activist Peterson Toscano teams up with drag diva, Momma, to present a brand new play that looks at spirituality, queerness and courageous living. Participants will then have a chance to explore their own spiritual journeys through dynamic activities and discussion groups. Finally, volunteers will come up on the stage to get in costume and have their own moment with Momma. A fun, insightful, an interactive way to look at the often taboo subject of queer spirituality.
We will start with a little survey to get folks thinking and talking. I reproduce it for you here. Feel free to take it yourself and to give suggestions/feedback.
Which of the following applies to you? (check one or two)
- I regularly attend religious services
- I am spiritual but not religious
- I don’t mess with God and God doesn’t mess with me
- I am a member of a faith community
- I feel unsure about spiritual matters
- I am Satan
- I am God
How much of a role does spirituality play in your life?
- Nacho Grande!
- Chips with Salsa
- A Glass of Water
I feel most spiritual when…(check as many as you like)
- I am in nature
- I am with my family
- I am alone
- I am with friends
- I am doing art
- I put on makeup
- I read the Bible or another spiritual book
- I attend a religious service
- I bitch-slap someone
- I walk the dog
- I listen to music
How would you describe your spiritual self?
How does your queerness and spirituality intersect?