Poet, cabaret act and video artist Ernesto Sarezale joins Rosie ahead of his performance at the next Queer’Say event at Rich Mix on 12 September. He reminisces about queer poetry events in London over the last couple of decades from Queeruption to Glam Slam to Incite and discusses the intricacies of performing naked. He reads a Dali-inspired poem entitled The Aftermath from his collection In The Name of the Flesh.
We welcome actress Rebecca Root back to the show. She spoke about vocal adaptation for trans people back in May 2013. Her profile is about to receive a huge boost as BBC Two’s Boy Meets Girl hits our screens this month. Rebecca is the first trans actor to play a lead trans role in a British sitcom. She talks about the parallels between her own experience and that of her character Judy. She also discusses other projects including her role in the recent Edinburgh Fringe show Trans Scripts and in the forthcoming feature film The Danish Girl starring Eddie Redmayne.
Keegan Peacey of Outbox Theatre tells us about their forthcoming production Hookup. The show brings several inter-generational stories to life and forms part of the Queer Show & Tell season at Hackney Showroom from 9-12 September. As Assistant Director of Hookup, Keegan recalls some of the interesting real stories and people that they based the show on, including one older man trying to keep his sexuality alive.
For rights reasons the music is not on the podcast, but here’s what we played on the live show:
1) Amanda Rheaume: Strongest Heart from the album Keep a Fire
2) Shatter Effect: Zinnia from the album We Are Warriors
3) The Communards: Don’t Leave Me this Way from the album Communards
4) Lou Reed: Walk on the Wildeside from the album Transformer