Way Back Home
Presented at To The Awe, 2022
Performed & conceived by Kevin Jesuino
Written by Kevin Jesuino
Video by Kevin Jesuino
Sound by Ben Sound "This Is It"
Way Back Home follows my 11-year journey to find belonging and acceptance, grappling with the abandonment of my family after coming out to them in 2009. My father placed a suitcase on my bed. A direct message to me to get out of the house I had grown up in. I spent the next 11 years moving through these feelings. This powerful piece enacts a ritual to confront the pain -- making the journey home to return the suitcase my father gave me that day.
Thank you to Daria Halprin, Anna Halprin, The Tamalpa Institue 2020 Level 1 Cohort, Claire Pariente, Wild Rose United Church, Bill, Pam Tzang, Elaine Weryshko, Sandra Afonso, Melissa Douglas, Kenny Smith, Marlo Jesuino, David Findlay, Ainsely Hillyard, Leah Stienstra, Melanee Murray-Hunt, Melanie Kloetzel.