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April 21st, 2009

Open call for Ten Tiny Shows, a showcase of ten ten-minute pieces by queer woman writer-performers which will happen on Saturday, Sept. 19th at the YMCA Theater in Central Square. Scripts are due on Sunday, May 31st. If you would like to submit a script, coming to the meeting this Sunday will significantly improve the odds of that script being accepted. Please forward this call far and wide. We are very interested in all kinds of queer women writer-performers--even (or maybe especially) those who profess to hate theater.
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Our next planning meeting (which includes vegan dinner and dessert!)
will be
Sunday, April 26, 2009
4-7 PM
If you are planning to submit a script for consideration (due Sunday, May 31) and did not attend the last meeting please make sure to come to this one.

Please RSVP ASAP (no later than Friday, April 24th) to girlsnqueers AT gmail DOT com for the exact address and directions. The location is close to public transportation and on-street parking is nearby.

April 2nd, 2008

SCENE: Yesterday at the breakfast table

ME: I hate April Fools' pranks. Do you like them?

GUAPA (aka the Girlfriend): I like the verbal ones.

ME: Like what?

GUAPA:  Like calling my Mom today and telling her that actually I plan on taking two wives.

Things have been pretty quiet around here because I'm in the process of moving my blog elsewhere. I'll be keeping a more personal blog (including writing excerpts) under the "girlsnqueers" username mainly because I haven't produced a GirlsNQueers First show for over a year. But my producing days aren't behind me, I'll just be doing them for QWAD (the Queer Women Artists' Directive) the blog for which will also be moving from LiveJournal. I'll let folks know when I'm fully out of here--and where they can find me.

February 8th, 2008

Friday Morning Write (at Diesel) is again canceled, but we will definitely meet next Friday (2/15)-- even though it's (kind of) a holiday weekend. Sorry for any inconvenience.

February 3rd, 2008

As some of you know, a women's event I used to host usually fell on Super Bowl Sunday and missing the game to hang out with a bunch of queer women was a great pleasure--for all of us. Super Bowl Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to get good parking, to feel very safe walking around the streets or go to places (without televisions!) that are ordinarily too crowded to enjoy. This year I think I've come up with the best counter-programming since a bunch of us went to see Charlize Theron in Monster when it first came out.

   Teeth is a horror movie, directed by an out gay man, that updates the vagina dentata myth. The heroine is a blonde cheerleader-type who starts out as an outspoken abstinence advocate in her high school--and then evolves. You can read reviews of the film at http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/teeth/. There's a show tonight at the Kendall at 7:25, about an hour after kick-off. If you want to come, let me know by commenting here. My comments are screened so feel free to leave your own email or other contact info (which I *won't* unscreen). If folks are up for it we can try to grab a meal beforehand, maybe in Inman Square (since there's not a lot of places to choose from in Kendall). Feel free to invite whoever else you would like to tag along. Take care.
                                                                                             Ren

October 23rd, 2007

Outing Myself

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From Karl Stevens in The Boston Phoenix. I have this cut out and on my refrigerator where it will stay at least through the World Series, maybe longer.

October 2nd, 2007

The Perfect Storm of Satire

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      Most of the time when someone posts a link to a YouTube video I'm disappointed. Despite my being addicted to several teenage, gay-boy soap story lines (American, British and...Catalonian) via the magic of YouTube, we still have kind of  a complicated relationship YouTube and I. I hate television in all its soul-sucking, time-wasting tawdriness: yes, even when it features short clips of Wanda Sykes, Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart or other funny people I agree with. TV led to a lot of wasted years when I was a kid, so for me the medium (even if it's online) negates the message--usually. That said, this video is the perfect comedic response to the President of Iran's assertion that there are no gay people in his country. Andy Samberg (in the vest) is the same guy who wore a NOW t-shirt to the Spike TV--the manly man's channel--Awards. I realize the video is satire, but I found the music (from Aphex Twin), vocals and images weirdly beautiful and affecting, even as I was laughing.
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