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I hope Hedwig helps him healI know the last poemI hope Hedwig helps him heal by RavynLaRue
isn’t my hurt to harvest
but I love that man
Two Headed Boy“This song is for somebody that a lot of people lost this last week. This is for somebody named Jack."Two Headed Boy by RavynLaRue
John Cameron Mitchell said
He’s hoping that by doing Hedwig again
He’ll get himself out of the rut he’s in
He says he thinks it’ll be the thing to finally liven him
From the death he’s still mourning
I was right
And I didn’t want to be
When I guessed that the Jack who died
To whom he dedicated his rendition of ‘Two Headed Boy’ to
Would have to be his soulmate of sorts
Since given the context of Origin of Love
Why else would he sing a song of that title to someone
And I cannot pretend I know how he feels
But I hope this works
And I hope Hedwig saves him
Because I know it saved me
I'm Bringing My 16 Bar Cuts Along Just In CaseIf ever I were ableI'm Bringing My 16 Bar Cuts Along Just In Case by RavynLaRue
To get back into Musical Theatre
I think I would be bound to be the sort
Whose fervor overpowers their form
Like Elaine Stritch or Alice Ripley
And I think it helps going in thinking that
Since those two are outliers of sorts
In a world that now is demanding Sutton Fosters
Yet there is that glimmer of hope
Which I’m not yet ready to let go of
Flaunting Your Sexual OrientationOkayFlaunting Your Sexual Orientation by RavynLaRue
For the first time ever
My dad acknowledged my Queerness
But he did so by saying,
“So your mom told me
You were going around
…Sexual Orientation… or whatever…
Don’t do that.”
And since I didn’t want my last words to him
Before I left for New York
To be an argument
I just nodded
It was the best conversation we’ve had in ages
And I didn’t want to ruin it
I don’t know
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I don’t hesitate to tell people that ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ saved my life. At the stage door of the Belasco theater, I yelled out to Lena and Andrew, “This show means the world to me!” and “Hedwig saved my life!” amidst the sea of selfies, HedHeads (the patiently waiting fans) and autographs. It isn’t difficult for me to make my absolute adoration of this show known, and yet the reasons why it means so much to me aren’t exactly simple to explain, particularly in under five hundred words.
When recently prompted to explain why I chose to leave Columbia College Chicago, I came up with the phrase, “priorities realized”, which is the best way that I’ve found to express what happened. I unfortunately had my first experience with outward homophobia directed at me on an especially frequent basis. Due to the way bigotry made itself known, I found myself realizing how lucky I had been in the past to find camaraderie in theatre and community in queerness. In my search to find something like that on my own in Chicago, I wound up discovering Hedwig instead.
Each night as I struggled to reconcile the prevalent anti-queer words and actions I was surrounded by, with my dreams of Columbia College Chicago being a welcoming artistic community, I listened to the song ‘Wicked Little Town’. The night before my nineteenth birthday, in my insomnia driven introspection, I began to realize I was reverting back to being the person I was before I valued my own voice (both proverbially and literally).
Upon that realization, I did what I felt I had to do. I barricaded myself in the university center practice room and sang ‘Wicked Little Town’ with the voice I could feel relapsing. I sang with all the volume and wholeness I could muster from my verklempt vocal folds. I left Columbia College Chicago soon after.
I reassessed my priorities after returning home to Minnesota, and discovered, through ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’, that theatre in all its life-saving glory made me teem with more passion than anything else I aspired towards since graduating Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists. Because of this, ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ not only kept me going in times of extreme turmoil which I didn’t expect to survive, but also reminded me and reconfirmed what my calling is.
Subsequently, I proudly proclaim to friends, family, strangers, Andrew Rannells, Lena Hall, and you, dear reader, that ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ is the reason I’m still alive.