Speaking with Open Ears

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s inspirational tweets are written because he needs them. Of course there are others out there who need his encouragement, but he needs the words himself, so he writes them. I felt like an outsider growing up so I started turning to books. I found something magical in the words of authors: a placeContinue reading “Speaking with Open Ears”

Coming Home and Calling Out

I think it’s fair to say that for many of us, returning to our hometowns over the holidays can be challenging. We go off and live our own experiences in other towns; experiences that are different from those who have stayed around. We surround ourselves with people with different opinions (a great variety of opinionsContinue reading “Coming Home and Calling Out”

Towards Queer Creation

I’m interested in creating theatre that isn’t necessarily about queer issues, but that makes all involved recognize their own queerness. “Queer” was a word taken up by non-heterosexual and non-binary people after the messy, minoritizing identity politics of the 1970s. Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick writes: “‘Queer’ can refer to the open mesh of possibilities, gaps, overlaps,Continue reading “Towards Queer Creation”