Courtney Act first burst on to US TV Screens in season six of Ru Paul’s Drag Race, but by then the dragqueen/singer was already quite famous in her native Australia. She first came to prominence competing on the first season of Australian Idol in 2003 which landed her a recording contract with Sony. Courtney may not … Continue reading
In 2009, Scottish playwright Jo Clifford performed the first production of her new play, The Gospel According to Jesus Queen of Heaven, in a tiny Glasgow theatre. She played the role of Jesus come back to earth from her own perspective, as a trans woman. … A decade later, the play is still being performed. “Going to see … Continue reading
The Provincetown Theater hailed as ‘the birthplace of modern American Theater’ got a sharp injection of adrenaline when Obie Award winning actor/playwright/director/author DAVID DRAKE took over as Artistic Director a few years ago. He has helmed a series of critically acclaimed productions that have not only re-established the theater’s reputation but taken it back … Continue reading
The current uncertain political climate makes perfect timing for Paula Vogel’s Tony Nominated play Indecent that deals with the ubiquitousness of homophobia and anti-semitism in such a powerful way. The play is based on the true story of the trials and tribulations of Polish/Yiddish playwright Sholem Asch’s 1906 play God of Vengeance about an illicit lesbian … Continue reading
Brit Playwright and performer Alexis Gregory talks about Riot Act, a powerful, brand new verbatim theatre piece, created especially for the King’s Head Theatre‘s Queer Season in London, which will premiere Tuesday 31 July – Sunday 5 August.
Gregory interviewed one of the only remaining Stonewall survivors – the 1969 NYC riot that kick stared the gay rights movement; a member of a 1970’s London radical-drag troupe- underground alternative performance icon Lavinia Co-Op; and prominent 90’s London ACT UP AIDS activist Paul Burston. All three men spoke about their lives then and their lives now. Riot Act is shaped entirely, word for word, out of these interviews.
This interview with Roger Walker-Dack for www.queergurutv.com was filmed via Facetime
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