WOW! Did October even happen? I got real busy real fast! Here’s a pic form me at Kageno’s Harambee. I’m saying thank you, and please give some cash, since they named me volunteer of the decade! No tiara or sash but still a very nice moment. That’s George Kotsiopoulos in stage with me. I totally butchered his name, even after practicing it like a zillion times. Still a nice night.
I’ve changed Wicca Please a bit. I’ve gone back to Cory’s roots 4,000 years ago and have created a world where he learns magick. I call it the Coriander series. I think it’s all age appropriate…so far. I’m hiring a model to play him at 17. The shoot is in Dec. I want to us photos or the like at chapter headings. Fun! I’ll post the lucky model.
On Dec. 8th is the very first reading of First Elders. So excited. Got some cool friends/actors to breathe some life. I think it’ll be awesome. One step closer to a full production! OH and I figured out the problem with my solo kids show! Instead of gearing it to little kids (wherein the monologues were skewing older) I’ve skewed the whole show a bit older and am now calling it Magickal Monsters. ( because magic with a c means rabbits and hats and slight of hand and also also only magickal with a k was available as a domain name
I think I was born a sort of drag queen. Not trans really but more old school drag queen. When I was kid all ever wanted was a disguise kit. I wanted to pretend to be other people from other places. I imagined I could pretend to be an old person, all crooked and wrinkled, and get senior rates at R movies! I could look like a solider or business mans or wonder woman!
In the 90′s I did enough drag to earn the right to never wear heels again. But I’ve always had a penchant for painting face. That and excess amounts of glitter. Lately I’ve been telling some “Ancient Wisdom” tales. The kind that start with “Long ago when the world was young…” and I find more and more I like to tell these wearing face painting. If I were smarter or better informed I suppose they’d be based on Ancient drawings or make practices and designs of “olde” cultures. They’re not. I just kind of close my eyes, get an idea, and draw. I suppose that’s kind of how I start every story too. Write and rehearse all you want, at some point forget all of that and walk on stage to tell the secret you find in the moment.
I don’t think I HAVE to wear anything special to tell a story but it’s fun and I’m all for weird whenever possible Here’s to the weirdo in all of us!
I’ve been a bad boy. And yet, like most bad boys I cry, “IT’S NOT MY FAULT.” But it is. I have been so busy I have not updated my blog in forever! Which is a shame because I love going back over my blog and remembering all the things and processes and ideas that shaped the years past. Instead of apologizing let me update:
EQUINOX is very live. I just released page 24! Check it out. I LOVE it! (I got thrown a loop when my letterer had a kid and oddly couldn’t finish the project J I had to re-hire someone with time on their hands and not an infant. I have a new guy: Keith who is great!)
WICCA PLEASE is on its fourth story. Kind of an amazing accomplishment. But I said I’d do it for 2 years and I will! (Even if it means having less time to update here.)
WHEN CARROTS RULED THE WORLD is still selling (Albeit slowly)
FIRST EDLERS is a play about bridging gaps in the gay community. It’s sort of artsy play wherein 6 older men talk to a lost gay guy. Everyone thinks the lost dude should be a twink. But I disagree. Twinks don’t need elders. They’re too busy being fabulous. Too busy writing/living their own stories. It’s when the rush stops, around 30, when you turn around and need something more. Something meaningful. I’m sure there are a bunch of 20’s getting angry at me right now. But I see it all the time. There’s a break somewhere between 20 and 30 when a person won’t listen to any advice and has things to prove and knows it all. And that’s how it should be!
COME AND PLAY FARIES is my new solo-show. It’s play for children about taking care of the environment and the word (or lese the faeries are going to leave!) It’s a tad didactic but I hope in rehearsals it’ll just end up being fun. There are lots of masks and dance and silliness!
I’ve also had bunch of storytelling gigs. Too many to list but it’s been great getting so much stage time. OH and I started taking Flow-Fire Dance. Oh my
OK that’s your update. I’ll be sooner posting the next. I sort of promise…..
FUN! OK We’ve been streaming..now the push! READ MY DARN COMIC PEOPLE!!!!! :)
So excited to bring Kageno to Los Angeles. Teresa and I are hosting a Meet and Greet at a cool Local Gallery Pop tART. It’s so very LA! If you’re in the area PLEASE swing by for a glass of wine and hear about the cool progress we’re making.
Also INSTALL:WeHo is this coming Sunday! So much great art in and around a bunch of Uhauls!!
ALSO June 5th at 3:30 is my show Stories to be Told at the West Hollywood library! I’ve just spent a few hours in front of the mirror. That action always brings me back to the basics. Moving thru space is beautiful.
ALSO ALSO Equinox went live (but that’s going to be its own post soon:)!