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COCKTales Panel Discussion – April 13 @ 3:30PM

Your experience at the theatre doesn’t have to end with the final curtain call. On Sunday, April 13, come for the 2PM matinee of Cock and stay for the panel, or attend the panel only. All are welcome and admission to the panel is FREE. A limited number of pay-what-you-can tickets are available at the door for the matinee performance. The panel discussion will be at The Theatre Centre (1115 Queen Street West) in the theatre.


COCKtales

Stories, perspectives and conversations beyond sexual binaries

SUNDAY, April 13, 2014 – 3:30PM
FREE admission

“The fact is that some of us like women and some like men and that’s fine that’s good in fact that’s good, a good thing, but it seems to me that you’ve become confused.”

From Cock by Mike Bartlett

For those of us who identify beyond the gay/straight binary, assumptions and accusations of confusion, indecision and denial are nothing new. Cock prompts a dialogue around identity, categorization, fluidity, essentialism and the status quo. The conversation continues during a panel discussion moderated by writer, radio show host, theatre reviewer and parent Dorianne Emmerton, featuring some of Toronto’s most outspoken artists, writers and activists.

MODERATOR Dorianne Emmerton
PANELLISTS Andrea Houston, Catherine Jones, Michael Mills, 
Dick Moore & Daryl Vocat


Dorianne Emmerton

Dorianne Emmerton

Moderator

Dorianne Emmerton is a writer, radio show host, theatre reviewer and parent. She is queer, kinky and poly, and these aspects of her sexual identity inform most of her work. Every fourth week she hosts Sex City on CIUT 89.5 fm, Tuesdays at 11PM. She has a degree in theatre & drama from U of T and is a Senior Writer at mooneyontheatre.com. Her personal website, which includes links to some stories published online, is at dorianneemmerton.com. You can also follow her on twitter @headonist where she talks about food, politics, books and, of course, sex and LGBT issues.

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Andrea Houston

Andrea Houston

Panellist

Andrea Houston is an award-winning journalist and advocate specializing in queer issues. Her work has been published in the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, Toronto Life and Xtra, where she spent four years as a staff reporter. Andrea covers a range of issues affecting LGBT people on local, provincial, national and even international levels. Andrea is perhaps best known for breaking the 2011 story that Ontario Catholic schools prohibited students from forming gay-straight alliances (GSA) clubs. Throughout 2012, Andrea meticulously documented the stories of queer youth as they fought back against bullying and bravely demanded acceptance in their schools. Her reporting played a key role in the passage of provincial legislation that mandated all publicly funded schools be required to allow GSAs if students want them. Andrea is one of the most recognized and respected voices of Toronto’s queer community. In 2012, she was named Honoured Dyke by Pride Toronto.

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Catherine Jones

Catherine Jones

Panellist

Catherine Jones is a Toronto-based photographer and collage artist whose work explores themes of trauma, memory and body. Recent projects include a collection of wearable art for “Mad Couture,” shown at the AGO, Fashion Arts Week and at Rideau Hall, and a retelling of The Red Shoes as part of a virtual exhibit for TTC commuters. She has exhibited in Toronto, Ireland and New York City.

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Michael Mills

Michael Mills

Panellist

Micheal is a printmaker and photographer whose work focuses on flesh and what it means to live in a male body. He has exhibited in Vancouver, Toronto, New York and Munich. This latter exhibition, Korper-Landschaften, received critical acclaim in Suddeutsche Zeitung. He is past-president of the Ontario Society of Artists and currently sits on the Advisory Board of Workman Arts.

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Dick Moore


Dick Moore

Panellist

For 30 years, activist and community leader Dick Moore has been an advocate for retired people and their families, pioneering services for senior citizens in Toronto’s LGBTT communities. He has worked with the City of Toronto and such organizations as St. Christopher House and the 519 and was integral to the formation of the Senior PRIDE Network and the landmark “Opening the Closet on Aging” conference. In 2006, Dick received the Pride Award for Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Transsexual Two Spirited Issues from the City of Toronto. He is currently a freelance consultant on LGBTT access with home care agencies and long term care homes and serves on the board of Care Watch and the Senior Citizens Advisory Committee of the City of Port Colborne.

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Daryl Vocat

Daryl Vocat

Panellist

Visual artist Daryl Vocat’s main focus is printmaking, specifically screen printing. His work has enjoyed both solo and group exhibitions across North America and beyond and has been acquired by numerous North American galleries and collections including the New York Public Library Print Collection and the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives. His artwork has been published in YYZine from YYZ Gallery in Toronto, and Printmaking at the Edge by Richard Noyce, published in Great Britain. Daryl holds a BFA from the University of Regina and an MFA from York University. He has generously contributed his essay “Queer by Choice (?)” to Studio 180’s resource page for Cock. darylvocat.com

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