For nearly 20-years hosts Heklina & Peaches Christ have curated some of San Francisco’s most notorious drag acts, loaded them on to a bus, and staged a full scale invasion of Reno on Easter weekend. Formerly known as “TrannyShack” these performances have wowed audiences around the globe, from the heart of San Francisco to the stages of Los Angeles, New York, London, and beyond.
This year’s all “singing,” all dancing, extravaganza brings back some old favorites in addition to some fresh blood for the stage and the dance floor. We present for your consideration, your hosts: D’Arcy Drollinger, Portia 666, Sue Casa, Elle Oh Elle McFiercen, Peaches Christ, and Heklina.
D’Arcy Drollinger has also worked as an actor, producer, director and choreographer. Other credits include: The Producers (first Broadway production), Hairspray the Musical (first Broadway production), Glamour, Glory and Gold (La Mama), and VH1’s Divas 2000 featuring RuPaul.
D’Arcy Drollinger has directed and co-starred in the stage adaptations of Sex and the City, Designing Women, Roseanne & Three’s Company and is the creator and resident choreographer for the SF based dance troupe SexiTude! He is a co-founder of the critically acclaimed post-punk art-rock group Enrique and a firm believer in the ridiculous.
Portia Six Six Six
The flawless Door Whore, Portia 666.
Sue is best described as the village idiot. With an amazing ability to paint the same exact face everytime and wear the same exact wig, her look is…welll….recognizable. She is a hostess of the weekly Monster Show at the Edge Bar in San Francisco, and Miss Trannyshack 2013.
Elle oh Elle McFiercen
San Francisco-based queen LOL McFiercen looks like she wandered through a Lisa Frank painting and ate a bowl of rainbows, unicorns, sparkles, kittens and hearts for breakfast. Tapping in to her sugary sweet, kitsch super-powers LOL creates high-production numbers utilizing choreographed dance, exaggerated costume, video and out of this world theatrical elements.
She has performed for Trannyshack (now Mother,) Daytime Realness, the 2013 Tiara Sensation Pageant, the Mothership To Reno drag bus adventure and the 2015 Austin International Drag Festival. She is a co-hostess of The Monster Show and Lilith Bear, and founder of the grassroots drag skill-sharing group Make Up Club. LOL McFiercen was the 2012 Miss SOME THING Has Talent and 2013 San Francisco Corn Dog Queen.
“Peaches Christ is a staple of the San Francisco drag scene, putting the whore in horrifying while vamping for audiences at Midnight Masses for over 15 years.” – Thought Catalog
“The Duboce Park sidewalk doesn’t have a red carpet, but when 6’ 2” platinum blond Peaches Christ strolls toward the park’s clubhouse, you know a big show is about to begin.” – Hoodline.com
Heklina, aka Stefan Grygelko, founded Mother (formerly Trannyshack) in 1996. From its (not so) humble beginnings in San Francisco the Trannyshack events quickly became the infamous drag standard around the world including Los Angeles, New York, London, and beyond.
“If San Francisco is truly the ‘Paris of the West’ then Heklina is the mastermind responsible for our very own ‘Moulin Rouge.’ Heklina founded Trannyshack back in 1996 at The Stud. It remains the longest running drag event in San Francisco, and she has hosted the show from its inception. Trannyshack is pure theatre, both innovative and edgy.” – Left Magazine
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