Solicited advice for trans & gender diverse folks starting out in the creative industries.
Poster art: Dawn Iris Dangkomen.
All through May 2022, I’m running five online workshops for trans/nonbinary/gender diverse folks on starting out in the creative industries, featuring an all-star line up:
Sun 8 May – dance – Raina Peterson (they/them) – book Tue 10 May – writing/editing – Maddee Clark (he/him) – book Tue 17 May – media – Jinghua Qian (ey/em) – book Tue 24 May – music – June Jones (she/her) – book Tue 31 May – comedy – Cassie Workman (she/her) – book
They’re all free, you can join from anywhere in the world, and you can come to as few or as many as you like. More info at the booking links above. Can’t wait!
For The Guardian, I reviewed
Monica Zanetti’s teen romcom, Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt), a pretty charming story of queer love – romantic, familial, and intergenerational.
‘Zanetti cleverly plays with the idea that our queer predecessors paved the way for how we live now, but as individuals can be just as bumbling and out of touch as anyone else when it comes to dealing with teenagers. We might idolise OWLs (“older wiser lesbians”) but they’re only flightless, bug-eyed humans after all.’
Sophie Hawkshaw and Zoe Terakes in Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt) . Photograph: Nixco
My first profile for The Saturday Paper is on
musical theatre icon Nancye Hayes – aka ‘Nancye with an E’ – who will soon celebrate six decades in show business.
Theatre doyenne Nancye Hayes. Photo: Thomas McCammon.