What's it about?

Wild & Precious is a theatrical memoir celebrating the life of Steve Cadwell, a gay man who grew up in rural Vermont. From the moment the curtain goes up until the final bow the audience is riveted on Cadwell’s tale: you'll cherish the little boy playing with dolls; identify with the adolescent challenges of discovering his sexuality; and witness first-hand the gay experience of the past 60 years: Stonewall; disco; AIDS; freedom to marry; and more are put in a context that’s made real by Cadwell’s vulnerability, authenticity and integrity. This well-tuned roller coaster shoots its riders through tumults, joys, tears, and celebration. Dare to be different!

Who's the audience?

Gay? Straight? Bi? Trans? Still trying to sort it out? You’ll feel right at home — as if you’re sitting in Steve Cadwell’s salon — during every moment of Wild & Precious. Cadwell’s story is delivered through the lens of a married gay psychotherapist in Boston who dedicates his practice to gay men. But his story is everyone’s story. It’s the story of love, of being marginalized, of letting it all hang out and of fighting for what’s right. Performances can be tailored for private showings, as a fundraiser for community and advocacy groups, college campuses and legit theaters. Bookings are now being taken for the 2015/16 season. Click the contact link and let’s connect. Tell us what you want and let’s get Wild & Precious together!

Meet Steve Cadwell.

As one of six brothers growing up in Vermont, I quickly realized that we all need containment! However, containment can tip to shaming and traumatic abuse when the fit is harsh, wrong or misguided. The subsequent injury and constriction make for a dulled life, not a vital adult one. As a sissy, queer boy, I experienced constriction firsthand in our homophobic culture of constricted gender roles. Over the course of my thirty-five-year career as a psychotherapist, I have helped injured people reclaim their full lives—free of contorted constriction—to find more balanced, stable “sustainable,” energizing ways of living. Through art, we get to re-experience the breadth of our selves. The energy vitalizes us—empowers us to engage in more of life. My aim in this work of performance art is to help us all OUT into more Life! Contact Steve for booking information