Celebration of Scholarship and Creative Activity 2021
God is an Old Drag Queen is my attempt to examine marginalization within our society, as well as the institutions which may contribute to the perpetuation of that marginalization. I am of the opinion that everyone has a personal perspective that influences their beliefs and their perception of the world, and that artistic mediums, particularly theatre, can serve as invitations to explore oneself and one’s understanding of their circumstances. I encourage today’s audience to reflect on their own beliefs and the experiences that may have shaped those beliefs. My hope is that this examination of self will inspire positive change and foster attitudes of acceptance. I would like to recognize that having the opportunity to share my work on such a public platform is a liberty that far too many people are not privy to, and I would like to thank everyone whose time, effort, and talents have afforded me the privilege of sharing my voice, especially: Professor Richard Kalinoski, Wayne Abler, Ali Basham, Drake Hansen, Jordan Whitrock, Megan Kitzman and my family and friends whose support and love are constant sources of inspiration. I hope that I can continue to learn and grow as a playwright and to one day use my voice to inspire positive change.