Queering the Way: The Loud & Queer Anthology

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Darrin Hagen
Brindle and Glass, Aug 4, 2011 - Literary Collections - 192 pages
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Edmonton’s Loud & Queer Cabaret has been blazing trails and shining a light on Queer arts and culture for twenty years. The showcase has debuted more than three hundred pieces of stunning performance and art from both established and emerging talent alike.

From the Loud & Queer Cabaret archives, here are some of the most memorable pieces, from monologues to cabarets to one-act plays. Diversity of the LGBTQ experience is at the heart of this powerful collection. Voices ring out with stories and perspectives that will make you laugh, cry, and glow with Pride. This heartfelt anthology is a testament to great courage, a celebration of art, and the power of authenticity.

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  • Trevor Anderson • Marc Colbourne • Beau Coleman
  • T.L. Cowan • Nathan Cuckow • Ruth DyckFehderau
  • Peter Field • R.W. Gray • Nick Green • Kristy Harcourt
  • Susan Holbrook • Susan Jeremy • Laurie MacFayden
  • Chandra Mayor • Darrin M. McCloskey • Berend McKenzie
  • Gerald Osborn • Rosemary Rowe • Norm Sacuta
  • Trevor Schmidt • christina starr • Michaela Washburn

 

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Contents

Introduction
Queering the Way
Anne and Diana Were TOTALLY DOING IT
The Confession
Whiter Than Snow
STANDupHOMO an excerpt
Tales of a Lesbian StandUp Comic
Chicken Mom
Sweet Tooth
tassels
Queering the Way
The Unrestrained Homosexual
The Flood
Birthday
The River
continental divide

for theodore
Traffic
Queering the Way
Holding    a poetic monologue an excerpt
The Interview
Why Do I Feel Guilty in the Changeroom at Britannia Pool?
Maybe
Skinflute Sonata
This is a picture of me
The Island
Acknowledgments
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Darrin Hagen is a freelance playwright, writer, composer, performer, director and Drag Artiste. For two decades he has been at the helm of the annual Loud & Queer Cabaret. He is also the artistic director of the award-winning independent theatre company Guys In Disguise, Canada's leading theatre company when it comes to cross-dressing comedies, and which not only co-produces the L&Q Cabaret every year, but also tours and promotes Queer theatre across Canada and in the U.S. He is the author of The Edmonton Queen: The Final Voyage, and Tornado Magnet: A Salute to Trailer Court Women, both published by Brindle & Glass Publishing. Plays by Hagen include BitchSlap!; The Neo-Nancies: Hitler's Kickline; Buddy; With Bells On; The Glory, The Fury; Inventing Rasputin; Tornado Magnet and The Edmonton Queen. He has received seven Sterling Awards for his work in Edmonton Theatre. Buddy was nominated for a Sterling Award for Outstanding New Play; With Bells On was nominated for a Betty Mitchell Award for Best New Play; and The Edmonton Queen received a Sterling Award for Outstanding New Fringe Work. Hagen also received an AMPIA for Best Male Host for his work on the Life Channel Series Who's On Top?

In 2005, Hagen was named as one of 100 Edmontonians of the Century to mark the city's centennial. His name came alphabetically after Gretzky. To the best of his knowledge, he's the only Drag Queen on that list.

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