• Ruff Bear

    The second play I completed hits right at the sweet spot of using sex and sexual identity as only two aspects of an individual’s persona. Every piece I write-whether it’s a stage play, fiction, screenplay, or teleplay-treats everyone as equal and no one set off as ‘different’ as a result of any one characteristic. My experience since 1977 has been that I am not treated as a gay man; I am treated as a human being who is, among other things, gay. That, I think, is the future that queer theater aims to reveal to audiences. If most or all of the characters are LGBTQ community members, the play is going to reflect that but still treat the characters as people first.