us

In US, I finally come out as a big musical show queen! US ricochets between my love affair since childhood with Broadway musicals crosscut to an exploration of home, exile and the injustices lesbian and gay couples face in the good ol’ USA. 

US is a funny, sassy and pissed-off exploration of these most American contradictions as the piece careens from memories of a ten year old’s plan to flee to Canada to escape the war in Viet Nam (“Man of La Mancha”) , to a meditation on why a Southern California child spoke in an English accent (“Oliver!”), to a surreal tug-of-war at the edge of America as the Niagara Falls rushes between my legs (“Don’t Rain on My Parade”!)

Teetering here on the edge of exile, it has been really fun to do this exploration of how musicals informed my queer identity and politics as we grow up. But then, I was once an eight-year-old boy who did stripteases for his brother with GYPSY on the record player!

Press for us

  • READ ABOUT “Us” IN WILLAMETTE WEEK
  • INTERVIEW WITH PORTLAND MERCURY
  • MIAMI HERALD INTERVIEW JULY 2004