Last Thursday I came full circle
I was in Austin, Texas, performing Type/Caste at OUTsider Fest. While waiting backstage, I reflected on the decision I made, eleven years ago, to become a professional actor. That decision was precipitated by my friends, collaborators and teachers in Austin who encouraged me to express myself through theatre. As I stepped onto the stage I saw many of their faces in the audience smiling back at me. I saw other faces too: members of my queer fa
The world continues to rumble as public education and our environment face emboldened threats but we must not lose sight of the good news. People are participating in this country's democracy with renewed vigor and are asking vital questions about how best to fight against bigotry and greed. I truly appreciate all of you who have been calling representatives, educating yourselves, and forming alliances against oppression. Now more than ever we must, to paraphrase something a
Happy New Year, dear Friends!
In a few days an unapologetically bigoted, Cheeto-hued narcissist will assume the US Presidency surrounded by a cabal of bloodthirsty billionaires. The struggle for health, happiness, and liberty for all seems especially dire and now, more than ever, we need ART to encourage empathy and to stimulate dialogue; to stir our imaginations so that we never lose sight of the kinder, more just world that is so so possible. So it brings me great joy to a