Pride March for Holiness Lesbians, anyone?
Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 1:05 PM
by Megan Carney
First Saturday rehearsal for Crooked
Director Sandy Shinner has the cast on their feet working script in hand and pausing for lots of discussion.
Where are we finding these women at this moment in their lives?
Fourteen year old Laney (played by Rae Gray) just came out as a lesbian. Now who are we to question young love? Teenagers feel things so deeply and fully, feelings so powerful they can redefine the world in an instant. The way Laney is feeling things for Maribel (played by Hannah Gomez) And its real. It's the truth. Undeniably. For this very moment.
Laney says "I"m a holiness lesbian... I believe in the holy ghost and I kiss girls... If there were a holiness lesbian march, I'd march. It's a good thing."
Elise (played by Tara Mallen) is starting a new career - one that PAYS - but her training as a clinical social worker runs deep. We got to talking about whether or not Elise can see the world without her "social worker lenses."
We can't unlearn what we know or not see what we're trained to see, right? So how do we keep our professional selves in check when dealing with the family? And what constitutes a crisis anyway?