In our journey to learn about the many misconceptions people face in their lives, from a romantic or sexual perspective, we’ve reach out to many people from various walks of life to learn more about how the navigate these sometimes murky waters. So it’s my pleasure to introduce to you a gem of a human, the incredibly talented Tomson Highway.
Tomson is the epitome of multi-talented. An Order of Canada-honoured playwright, musician and storyteller, His plays The Rez Sisters and Dry Lips Oughta Move To Kapuskasing have won multiple accolades, including the Dora Mavor Moore Award and the Floyd S. Chambers Award. This weekend, Tomson will perform a retrospective cabaret of his musical career at the famed Hugh’s Room, but before that, we chatted with him to get his very unique perspective on sexuality and the role it plays in his life, his career, and the misconceptions he has faced throughout both. Take a read below!
What misconceptions have people had about you as a gay man? As a First Nations gay man?
To see the magic that Tomson brings in real life, you can join him at Hugh’s Room with a slew of talented musicians today and tomorrow (December 12th and 13th). Details below:
Venue: Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St W
Performers: Tomson Highway, John Alcorn, Marcus Ali, Micah Barnes, Laura Hubert, Teresa Castonguay, Jani Lauson, Patricia Cano.
Dates: Saturday, December 12 & Sunday, December 13
Show time: 8:30 PM
Running time: 70 minutes
Tickets: $22.50 Advance/$25 Door