The Long Journey Home

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By Leela Ginelle, PQ Monthly

Prior to remembering the abuse from my childhood I’d repressed, I avoided stories about mental illness. Films in which characters lost their minds, struggling to understand what was real and what was the product of delusion …

“Breakfast on Pluto”: A ’90s Trans Classic

Kitten (Cillian Murphy) leaning against wall

By Leela Ginelle, PQ Monthly

A shelf containing well-told stories by cis writers about trans characters need not be long, for it would contain few works. One exempting those with the problematic material would be even …

OUTwright: Portland’s LGBTQ Theater Festival

A two-week LGBTQ theater festival, featuring readings, workshops, and a full musical production, OUTwright offers audiences a chance to take in new and developing works from writers in the queer community.

By Leela Ginelle, PQ Monthly

Beginning June 14, a queer Portland …

Theater Review: “Three Days of Rain” at PCS

By Leela Ginelle, PQ Monthly

It’s 1995 Manhattan. Boston business woman Nan (Lisa Datz) has come to a derelict apartment to collect her troubled, eccentric brother Walker (Silas Weir Mitchell) to attend their father’s will reading.

That father, Ned Janeway, was a …

Theater Review: “The Lion” at PCS

By Leela Ginelle, PQ Monthly

In “The Lion” (at Portland Center Stage through June 14) singer-songwriter Benjamin Scheuer shares his life story through songs and anecdotes.

Whether you find his journey transporting or a tad conventional will likely depend on your feelings …

Theater Review: “Static” at Third Rail Rep

By Leela Ginelle, PQ Monthly

As fans of Nick Hornby’s “High Fidelity” well know: women have emotional lives and men have record collections. While perhaps not true for the species at large, it’s a guiding idea for certain trainspotting subcultures–one playwright …