Part 5 of a conversation between Margie Adam and Jewelle Gomez: MA: At some point in your career, there had to have been a moment where someone said: “Look, if you could just tone it down a little, if you could just roll the edge off your “angry lesbian feminist tirade,” you could have a […]
Part 4 of a conversation between Margie Adam and Jewelle Gomez: Margie Adam: I think of the part of the play (Waiting for Giovanni by Jewelle Gomez) where Richard Wright walks offstage hurling a vicious comment: “Shut your faggot mouth!” In both performances I attended there was an audible gasp in the audience. I think […]
Editor’s note: I am thrilled to have feminist icons Margie Adam and Jewelle Gomez on Epochalips. These two have influenced our generation by paving the way as feminists and out lesbians in the early days to continuing to share their gifts with the world today. The following is the second of several excerpts from their […]
Phyllis Lyon and The Temperamentals New Conservatory Theatre, which was the saintly producer of my play, Waiting for Giovanni, has an intriguing new play coming up on November 4th. The Temperamentals is an award-winning new play about Harry Hay his love affair with avant garde fashion designer, Rudi Gernreich and their founding of the first […]
Thank you to Pirl Harbour for the comment on my blog about Amy Jade Winehouse (I like to use her full name to separate the artist and person from the object that we and the media made of her). In the piece I said I was comparing her to Sarah Vaughn. My MISTAKE. I really […]
In the early 1980s I worked as a stage manager for plays done in Off Broadway and Off Off Broadway theatres. I loved the collaborative nature of production: people, mostly strangers, come together to work intensely, intimately for several months, flying through the highs and lows of vulnerability necessary to creating real art. Then closing […]
Agony seemed to have been one of Jean-Paul Sartre’s personal specialties but he may have been on target about acting. The New Conservatory Theatre is doing the final casting for my play, “Waiting for Giovanni,” which explores a moment of indecision in the life of queer writer/activist James Baldwin and I’ve had the privilege of […]
Hang on, it’s going to be a wild ride!