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We are all the children of Harvey Milk
I think it must have been about 1970 that these two guys came to give a talk at  St Andrews University where I was a student. They were from an organisation called "The Scottish Minorities Group" and I think they were giving a talk about homosexual peoples'...
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Honouring a few of our dead
We were marking Transgender Day of Remembrance and we couldn't read out all the names. We used to be able to, but the number grows each year and now there are too many. Alex, the celebrant, had brought this very beautiful tree into church. It represented th...
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We must resist with love to prevent the return of a past of hate
There is a picture of a little boy called Alexandre. When he was two years old he was tortured in front of his mother. He was given electric shocks in order to force her to give information about leftist groups. This happened under Brazil's military dictato...
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Institutional Act 5. It's not over yet.
This is the name of the exhibition: “A1-5: 50 anos. Ainde não terminou de acabar”. It commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the so-called “Fifth Institutional Act” of the Brazilian military dictatorship. This effectively stripped every citizen of Brazil ...
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two tiny tin cups of coffee
26th september 2018, 1435 (for natalia mallo) Two tiny tin cups of coffee a condensed milk pudding in a jar on a table on a street corner in the biggest city of south america nothing of importance in our human story here in this city of 25 storey buildings ...
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In Belo Horizonte. Coming home.....
I love this theatre. This is the Teatro Marilia, in Sao Paulo, where I'm performing EVE tonight. I loved it the minute I stood on its stage. The space is beautiful, open, with a lovely wooden floor, and a very intimate relationship with the audience. Perhap...
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EVE has reached Belo Horizonte in the hour of dawn....
It's amazing that yesterday I left home in Scotland at 3 am and today I can wake up in Brazil... That on Saturday I was looking at the dawn before performing the show in Nairn and this morning I'm looking at the dawn in Belo Horizonte before getting ready t...
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EVE sees Losing Venice in the Orange Tree
Last Tuesday I left EVE rehearsals at one o clock to catch a taxi to Glasgow airport and began my journey to the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond, London, to see the openinght of my LOSING VENICE. I don't think I've ever enjoyed one of my plays more. I thoug...
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EVE lands in Nairn
EVE got a new dress for Nairn. I loved the old one: grey, full length, raw silk, with a gorgeous turquoise at the hem which echoed the colour of the floor. But it didn't fit the new production. Because the floor's gone, and the bench with lights in it, and ...
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