In the last couple of days two interviews I had have been posted to the internet as podcasts. They both spend quite a bit of time on gender before talking about my work but I’m really quite happy that I managed to cover both in a consistent manner. ￼
The first published was me being interviewed on National Radio by Jesse Mulligan about my life.
The second published but first recorded was a long form discussion on Dr Tennant’s Verbal High My time starts about 10 minutes into the recording and runs for around an hour. I get to talk quite a bit about my comedy work with the rest being a reasonable coverage of some of the same material covered in 50 Years Before The Frock and some material that’s not in the show.
The show’s three night run at the Auckland Fringe has just wrapped up. I enjoyed doing it even though I had bronchitis in the week leading up to the show & was still coughing more than I’d like on stage.
I had 100% positive feedback from the audience, which either means they liked it or were too polite to say otherwise.
I’m now looking for opportunities to present the show in other venues and contexts.
I’ve just written the first draft of the first 5 to 10 minutes and last 2 minutes of the show tonight. Still a lot of writing & rewriting to do but I’m confident I can get it done in the next month. leaving 2 months to tweak and learn it.
I’ve entered the show in the festival & need to proof the entries tomorrow.
50 Years Before The Frock is my story starting with the first time I questioned my gender identity at age four until the first time I appeared in public as Julia, stepping onto a stage and doing stand-up comedy at age 57.
Yeah, I know that’s 53 years, but 50 years before the frock sounds so much better than 53 years before the frock.