Jimmy Orrante, known for playing the lead in BalletMet’s Dracula, retired from the stage this spring. Carrie West, who played the original Lucy opposite Orrante’s Dracula, also retired this season. We recently sat down with both of them to reflect on their careers and find out what comes next for these two stars of the stage.
Jimmy Orrante and Carrie West discuss their retirement from BalletMet, we take a tour of the Ohio History Center’s collection of hair art, and Fresh A.I.R. (Artists in Recovery) celebrates ten years by featuring new work from old contributors.
Like most working actors, Kevin Farrell held random jobs while pursuing a career in Hollywood where he appeared in small roles in film and television, most notably on Frasier. When a friend encouraged him to sell Tupperware – in drag – to supplement his income, he dismissed the idea as ludicrous.
Last month the Wexner Center for the Arts presented the theater is a blank page; a collaboration between internationally renowned visual artist Ann Hamilton, who lives and works in Columbus, and the SITI Company, an experimental theater company based in New York.
Take a tour through the Ohio Statehouse which used to offer one of the best views of the city of Columbus. Also the Wexner Center presents theater is a blank page, a collaboration between Columbus Artist Ann Hamilton and the SITI company. Also, Alfred Tibor recently gifted 3 sculptures to Upper Arlington.
Behind the scenes at the Ohio Star Ball last November. We follow a Dayton-area coach and his two senior partners who both won in their age divisions. America’s Ballroom Challenge (which was taped at the Ohio Star Ball) will air nationwide on PBS and premieres April 24 on WOSU.
The Glamazons are drag performers… but without the queen. The group stages out-of-this-world productions at Wall Street Nightclub downtown that feel less about imitating women and more about showcasing sci-fi fantasy creatures that are both fierce and fabulous. It’s art before gender with this Columbus band of alien drag rebels.