One Man's 'Wild And Precious' Meditation On Change

Sep 18, 2014

How cathartic would it be to step onto a stage and give the performance of your life, literally? Steven Cadwell grew up in Pittsford in the 1950s and didn't come out as a gay man until the 1970s. He is now a married and works as a psychotherapist in the Boston area. His one-man performance is called Wild and Precious.

In the performance, Cadwell uses his own poetry, song, photos and costume changes to tell the story of his own life and the immense changes that have taken place in gay history in the last 50 years.

Cadwell says the piece is meant to address those changes but also to address how they can foster positive change around other oppressed communities and to answer the question, "What does it mean to be a man?"

See Wild and Precious at Middlebury's Town Hall Theater on Nov. 23. Click here to visit the Wild and Precious website and to see a calendar of other venues throughout New England.

Note: This video contains explicit language.

Broadcast on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 4:50 p.m.