Jonathan is hyper masculine. A typical military, I’m fighting for my country, all-American dude. He understands Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is prevalent but is comfortable with his sexuality. This is his first time abroad, first time on his own. He is naïve about a lot of things, discovering who he is and this great big world. He brings a guy back to his room and winds up getting raped.
I am Melody. I have always loved drag queens but never thought I would do it. But there was a television show pilot where I was asked if I would play a drag queen. I went ahead and did it. A character really did develop and I have been doing that for a year.
Erik: ‘The Dingalogues’ Why is this show important? John:
These stories needs to be told. It speaks to the harsh reality of why being LGBT isn’t a choice. People don’t look at what it means to be black and gay, what we go through as we come to terms with our sexual- What was the biggest challenge? John: Revisiting the experience in the military. I had to lock that away and suck it up. I couldn’t tell anybody. I couldn’t talk to my superiors. It caused me a lot of depres-
Are there plans to take this to another city?
John: Right now we are concentrating on Atlanta, but we would love to create a buzz and tour.
May 27, 2016