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The Gift

April 18, 1989. A gay bar in Denver, the Triangle. A can of beer in hand, cigarette in the other. I was there alone, so I wasn’t there to be with friends, I wasn’t there looking for someone for the … Continue reading

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Silver Anniversary

In May of 1991 I had just moved back to Madison, Wisconsin after four years in Denver, Colorado. Denver was beautiful and I loved it and had made many friends there, but it was never home. I had also recently … Continue reading

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After Creation

Writing, or any kind of creative action, can be hell sometimes, and it can even be worse after the creative act is completed and out into the world. Sometimes people think of writers, actors, or other artists as living glamorous lives. … Continue reading

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Still Magic

My first opening night was actually an opening day, way back when I was in 5th grade. I had written a play and directed several neighborhood kids in it. The performance space was a basement in my neighbor’s house and … Continue reading

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Thirty Years at Home

The moment I walked through the front door of Broom Street Theater the first time I felt at home. I knew it was where I belonged. For years I had enjoyed theater as an audience member and in high school … Continue reading

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Proud

Proud Theater truly is an annual demonstration of “art, heart, and activism”, a phrase used by founder Sol Kelley-Jones to describe what this unique theater group is all about.  As one of the fortunate people to be an adult mentor … Continue reading

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Filthy Director

On Sunday night I had the privilege of a seat at Madison, Wisconsin’s Broom Street Theater with a couple dozen other theater members and associates to watch a pre-screening of Filthy Theater: A Film About Joel Gersmann, a documentary about the theater’s iconic … Continue reading

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