A Flood, a Wolf, and Gays: Playwright Tim Maddock Wants People to Think about the Discrimination He Encountered after Katrina, Particularly toward a Dog Named Pete

By Henneman, Todd | The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine), September 12, 2006 | Go to article overview
Save to active project

A Flood, a Wolf, and Gays: Playwright Tim Maddock Wants People to Think about the Discrimination He Encountered after Katrina, Particularly toward a Dog Named Pete


Henneman, Todd, The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)


When actor Tim Maddock saw the r television images of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina, he decided to travel from his home in Los Angeles back to the place where he had first embraced his gay identity on a memorable spring break 14 years earlier. A lifelong dog owner, Maddock volunteered for a nonprofit group that searches for pets left behind in disasters.

Now on the first anniversary of his search-and-rescue mission, Maddock is featured in a play based on his experiences in New Orleans. A major story line in Because They Have No Words, which runs through October 1 at the Lounge Theater in Los Angeles, traces Maddock's battle to save an animal that is half wolf and half dog found wandering an empty street. Another volunteer wanted to shun the hybrid, seeing it as unnatural, but Maddock wouldn't hear of it.

"Here is this animal whom people made judgments upon and assumptions based on ignorance," Maddock says. "It didn't seem to be so much of a stretch that that happens to gay people too."

The wolf-dog named Pete now lives in a sanctuary called Full Moon Farm in North Carolina run by a woman who happens to have a gay son.

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited article

A Flood, a Wolf, and Gays: Playwright Tim Maddock Wants People to Think about the Discrimination He Encountered after Katrina, Particularly toward a Dog Named Pete
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?