Overview


O Solo Homo is a diverse, definitive, and hugely entertaining collection representing the cutting edge of queer solo performance. The pieces in O Solo Homo touch nerves that run deep — from sex, politics, community, and health to the struggles and joys of family, friends, and lovers. Peggy Shaw, of Split Britches, revisits how she learned to be butch. The late Ron Vawter, of the Wooster Group, juxtaposes the lives of two very different men who died of AIDS: diva filmmaker Jack Smith and Nixon crony Roy Cohn. Tim...
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O Solo Homo: The New Queer Performance

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Overview


O Solo Homo is a diverse, definitive, and hugely entertaining collection representing the cutting edge of queer solo performance. The pieces in O Solo Homo touch nerves that run deep — from sex, politics, community, and health to the struggles and joys of family, friends, and lovers. Peggy Shaw, of Split Britches, revisits how she learned to be butch. The late Ron Vawter, of the Wooster Group, juxtaposes the lives of two very different men who died of AIDS: diva filmmaker Jack Smith and Nixon crony Roy Cohn. Tim Miller, one of the NEA Four, surveys the landscape of gay desire before and after the advent of AIDS. And Carmelita Tropicana, the “National Songbird of Cuba,” makes an unforgettable, hilarious return to Havana.
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What People Are Saying

Kate Clinton
This collection is a joyous public service -- like those Irish monks who preserved previously evanescent performance works. And it beats Beowulf.
Anthony Rapp
It's hard to believe that some of the fearless and gifted writer-performers represented in this anthology had to defend their very right to bear witness to their lives, but we should all be glad they persevered....Their tales are hilarious, moving, thrilling.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802196637
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 749,012
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
O Solo Homo: An Introductory Conversation 1
Milk of Amnesia - Leche de Amnesia 17
Naked Breath 49
My Left Breast 93
skin & ornaments 121
You're just Like My Father 175
I Remember Mapa 199
Virtually Yours 229
Without Skin or Breathlessness 279
Downtown 313
Attachments 349
Hello (Sex) Kitty: Mad Asian Bitch on Wheels 375
Clit Notes 411
Roy Cohn/Jack Smith 441
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