Trans-Pondering

Late on Tuesday night I sat for a long and rambling interview with Jayna and Mila from Trans-Ponder Podcast. We spoke mostly about my new play, Transfigurations–Transgressing Gender in the Bible. If you listen to the podcast, you will get to learn about some of the transgender Bible characters I highlight in the play as well as the influence of the Gospel of Thomas on the shaping of the piece.

We also talk about being gender-queer as well as the tendency for some gays and lesbians to lob onto transgender historical figures. The sound is a little funky since we did most of the interview via Skype.

You can have a listen to episode 19 here or you can get it through iTunes. Then dig into their other episodes. Good stuff!

This post has 8 Comments

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    Anonymous on November 25, 2007 at 7:43 pm

    You totally just reclaimed the book for Esther, for me.

    Es

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    brittanicals on November 25, 2007 at 9:33 pm

    Hey, look, you were combat boots with peasant skirts like me ;).

    Thank you for widening my awareness of transgender issues. I have always been one who was lucky enough to be comfortable with the gender role my physical self matched up with, and it is good for me to understand how hard it is for those who haven’t been so lucky.

    Someday I would love to see you perform.

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    brittanicals on November 25, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    In reading my post, I find that the word “lucky” is not necessarily the right one. Perhaps to say simply that I haven’t had to struggle with gender issues and prejudices, and I feel for those who have.

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    Auntie Doris on November 25, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    I love that pic of you!!!

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    Vince Cervantes on November 26, 2007 at 5:30 am

    amazing explanation of Jacob and Joseph!

    **applauds**

    i’ve been wrestling with that for a while. i just ran to my Bible and screamed, “Yes!”

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    Auntie Doris on November 27, 2007 at 4:51 pm

    I made a complete tit of myself in the supermarket when I burst out laughing listening to this podcast. I may now be classified as someone who hears voices.

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    The New C/W on November 28, 2007 at 2:47 am

    I always think you look great in that pic.

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    Peterson Toscano on November 28, 2007 at 2:52 am

    brittanicals, thanks for the visit!

    Es and Vince, so glad I can help in reclaiming and reframing the Bible for y’all

    Auntie Doris, crazy story and it made me laugh, especially the additional bits you shared in the other post. Lovely.

    new c/w 😀