To me there was a catharsis there, just the greatest release of emotions, in getting to watch Gordon piece-by-piece shatter his writer's block. Each step in watching him master the elements and commune with the Spirits of Rap made me just want to take notes.
When they all began to talk about God, I got nervous, because God is a very serious subject to me. But they did something I haven't seen before. Although all three of these men were very religious they looked at the bible as a book, not a religious text.
When I got into the venue the lights were dim, a number of audience members were standing in front of the stage (drinking of course), pop music was playing loud, and everybody was smiling from cheek to cheek.
I say "fairytale-like" because this is something that is still a struggle for communities today all around the world. Part of me left the theater feeling dubious about the effects of what I'd seen. Did everyone in that audience realize that this play was not the lived reality of every trans person?
I want to be a jellicle cat specifically. I want to have a friend like Mr. Mistoffelees. I want to have memories under the glowing moonlight like Grizabella and the jellicle cats. I want to be apart of the Jellicle ball
Mama Darleena means well, teaching these young LGBTQ individuals on how to carry themselves. However, because of the hardships that she went through herself, she’s indirectly teaching them how to fit into a category so that they can face the world with more ease.
PXP recently had the chance to talk with young artist and graduate student, Amanda Rose Benjamin, about her experience in the arts, and her involvement in Sea View Playwright's Theatre's production of The Crucible by Arthur Miller.
And so when I met Ann, I felt for her. Because just as it was hard for me as a child to ever imagine being 22 and rapidly approaching 23, it was near impossible for me to imagine ever being 70. Ann felt the same way, and she was 70.