Earlier this week I visited the Human Rights Campaign to sit down for an interview for their weekly radio program, The Agenda. In this interview I speak about my ex-gay experiences and how the de-gaying experience helped make me a better actor.
Earlier in September HRC had me as their guest to present Transfigurations, my play about transgender Bible characters. The purpose for having me was primarily for the HRC staff as part of the effort to open up the discussion about transgender issues and rights. Lots of people showed up for that performance, including folks from the community, and from what I have heard the play struck a chord. Producer Michael Cole asked me about Transfigurations and why I think it has been so successful.
I also discuss The Re-Education of George W. Bush (and my hope that I DO NOT have to write a new play McCain/Palin—Bridge to Nowhere and Beyond!) and a dietary step we can each take to help save the planet.
Michael then asks me about Doin’ Time in the Homo No Mo Halfway House and some of the reasons why I retired it. We wrap up by talking about my process in engaging with the audience in order to shape the performance work I do.
The whole interview is about five minutes. You can listen here.
You can hear other excerpts from the program and earlier episodes here.