Queering the Way

Edited by: Darrin Hagen

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.

Contributions from:

  • 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
AUTHOR

Darrin Hagen

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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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.

Contributions from:

  • 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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Dimensions:

192 Pages

Published:

August 04, 2011

Publisher:

TouchWood Editions

ISBN:

9781926972367

Book Subjects:

LITERARY COLLECTIONS / General

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Language:

eng

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