Credit info for Faust (opera) as Drag Demon
Title: Faust (opera)
Role: Supporting – Drag Demon
Director: Ken Kazan
Production Company: Greater Miami Opera
My acting scene(s) in Faust
The brilliant Ken Kazan’s concept for Faust (opera) was The Demons. Our backstory is we all led immoral lives. As penitence, we were sentenced to follow Mephistopheles (Satan) around and do his bidding for the rest of Eternity. A group of us were cast and we all came up with our own backstories. Because I had a background in Ballet, I decided that my character had performed in drag (in the past) and I thought I could dance during some of the most dramatic/intense scenes. Unfortunately, I don’t have any video because this was the days before the quality of cellphone video was acceptable.
This was one of the most exciting shows I’ve ever performed. It was one of the best times of my actor life!
Trailer for Faust (Royal Opera House)
This trailer is from the Royal Opera House’s production, not ours.
Faust is a grand opera in five acts by Charles Gounod to a French libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré from Carré’s play Faust et Marguerite, in turn loosely based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe‘s Faust, Part One. It debuted at the Théâtre Lyrique on the Boulevard du Temple in Paris on 19 March 1859, with influential sets designed by Charles-Antoine Cambon and Joseph Thierry, Jean Émile Daran, Édouard Desplechin, and Philippe Chaperon.
All of us Demons bonded instantly from Day 1 of rehearsals. “Friends” tv show was just starting to climb the charts and we would hang out and watch it together after rehearsals. I split a condo with one of the guys for a while. Several of us are still in touch – after all these years later.
All the rest of the cast wanted to hang out with us because we (obviously) loved being with each other. We were mentioned in every review – for good or bad. Every night, my painted on nipples got bigger and more grotesque. 😉
The photo in the gallery below where I am staring into the Gates of Hell with Mephistopheles was the most requested photo of the entire series. He is singing about the agony and ecstasy of Hell. There was a bright red special coming up at us. Jennifer (the Trampy Demon) and I get excited and start groping Mephistopheles downstage right. I have a color version, but it is starting to fade.
Behind the Scenes images from Faust
Thank you to Director Ken Kazan for including me in one of your brilliant concepts. Thank you to rest of Cast and Crew for making it all happen.
I look forward to working with you all again SOON!
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