Politics and culture through an intersectional queer lens. In a post-marriage equality world, the LGBT community is moving into uncharted territory. With an eye on how queer identity intersects with race, gender and all of our other identities, we’re having conversations at the crossroads of queerness and the contemporary world.
Cody Daigle-Orians is a Louisiana-born playwright and teaching artist now living in Hartford, CT. He is the programming coordinator for the Charter Oak Cultural Center, a beautiful historic landmark and vibrant non-profit multi-cultural arts center, doing the work of social justice through the arts.
In his playwright life, he was the resident playwright for The Playhouse Tulsa’s 2013-2014 season, the company playwright for Acadiana Repertory Theatre and a company playwright for Manhattan Theatre Works. Plays for The Playhouse Tulsa: William and Judith, Tulsa! A Radio Christmas Spectacular, Little Women and The Bottom of the Sea. Plays for Acadiana Repertory Theatre: In the Bones, The Survivalists, and The Woman’s Part. Plays for Manhattan Theatre Works: Providence, A Home Across the Ocean. His work has been produced and/or developed at the Astoria Performing Arts Center, New Jersery Repertory Theatre, The Actors Company Theatre (NYC), The Growing Stage (Netcong, NJ), SNAP! Productions (Omaha, NE), Gadfly Theatre (Minneapolis, MN), StageRIGHT (Seattle, WA), Prologue Theatre Company (Chicago, IL) and the Great Plains Theatre Conference (Omaha, NE).
Neil Daigle-Orians makes art, other things, and goofy YouTube videos. I’m currently working and living in Willington, Connecticut. I like to do lots of things, but I identify primarily as a printmaker and decent human being.
My work concerns itself with my anxiety. I explore gender, sexuality, bodies, and identity. My process has a constant tension between control and chance, a practice strongly tied to my printmaking background. Heavily rooted in my anxiety, I describe my work as a visual memoir, being narrative in intent. Queerness ties together seemingly random content, serving as a metaphor for the complexity of my living experience. Recently, I have been exploring my religious upbringing, utilizing iconographic imagery in conflict with my queer content, representing the tension between the two.
I like long walks on the beach, holding hands with that special someone and eating way too much vegan food for my own good.
ABOUT THE MUSIC FOR THE PODCAST
All of the music in the “Bearded Fruit” podcast comes from YEYEY’S “The Vision Instrumentals”