Friday, October 19, 2007


I am at the Lied Center at Univ of Nebraska here in Lincoln completing a really exciting two-week performance residency today. The Lied Center put together a fantastic residency full of community inreach and outreach, I did a keynote speech for the big LGBT resource center fundraising gala at Univ of Nebraska which was such a great event. I'm making a piece HARD LOVE with 12 students and community members which will be performed tonite which has I am completely excited about, Poster below. Other highlights. I performed two of my solo shows at the Lied Center. I was the performer at the benefit for the Nebraska state LGBT advocacy group benefit in Omaha. Plus many class visits and talks and workshops. WOW. It's busy here! This two week-long performance workshop I have led here at UNL has been an exciting and charged exploration into creating original performance work from our lives, dreams, obsessions, peeves, memories and desires. It has been a great pleasure and inspiration to create our tribe for a short time and jump into this original ensemble work HARD LOVE. I want to thank the artists for diving in so bravely and being ready to dig that extra foot (or mile!) into these gnarly, moist and tricky terrains! Thanks also to the Lied Center for making it all happen!

I brought my own Cornhuskers Lotion, which is oddly not on sale in Nebraska, the Cornhusker State! I had never performd in Nebraska before this trip though I did throw up in that state in the North Platte River while crossing the country on that weird bus The Grey Rabbit!
FYI....Cornhusker's Lotion is a delightful viscous lotion that my Kansas farmer grandfather always used on his hands. It is water-based and is also supposedly used as a "personal lubricant!"


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