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Sgàire Wood

Puppy Love

PART 1: OPENING

Hello everyone, this is Sgàire Wood speaking. This piece is entitled Puppy Love.

Much like this performance, my coming out was messy, poorly planned and made everyone in the room very uncomfortable. It was Summer 2008 and I was pubescing at a rate that no man woman or child could ever dream of controlling. Change was in the air. The banking crisis hadn’t quite happened yet, Kosovo had formally declared independence from Serbia to mixed responses from the international community and Katy Perry was telling the world that she kissed a girl and liked it. I thought, if Katy and Kosovo can do it…why can’t I?

{ QUINCY JONES - SOUL BOSSA NOVA }
{ CONNIE FRANCIS - WHERE THE BOYS ARE }
{ LANA DEL REY - RIDE (INTRO)}

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PART 2: DAD

Throughout my childhood, my father modelled me on himself. The Verne Troyer to his Mike Myers. Any time my hair grew longer than an inch, it was shaven off. I used to put scarves on my head and pout at myself seductively in the mirror for hours on end. I used to tape yarn, tinsel, odd socks to my male dolls’ heads and have them act out all the sophisticated, romantic, feminine escapades that I was being so cruelly denied. When this inevitably became tiresome I moved onto my sister’s old barbies until I had amassed quite a girl gang and one day when I forgot to hide them away after a little roleplaying, I came home from school to find them all in the bin. This one’s for you dad. I love you.

{ BARBRA STREISAND - PAPA CAN YOU HEAR ME }
{ SINITTA - SO MACHO }
{ ELVIS PRESLEY - CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE }

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PART 3: MUM

My mother cried when I told her I liked boys and kept repeating that she just thought I was sensitive. She cried as she told me that my father wouldn’t react well. She cried because she knew I would have to leave and she didn’t want me to. This one’s for you mum. I love you.

{ DONNY OSMOND - PUPPY LOVE }
{ TRACY BONHAM - MOTHER MOTHER }
{ GLORIA GAYNOR - I AM WHAT I AM }

END

Calendar
11 DEC 2018