Andy Bell should step away from his day job more often.
“When I was a kid, I was very tiny and scrawny and a grownup asked me, ‘And what are you going to be when you grow up, Henry?’ and I turned to him and said, ‘I’m going to be a character.’” And Augustus Henry Tawyea grew up to do just that. As owner of Heritage House Interiors in Ocean County, N.J., both Tawyea and his partner, David Zambelli, occupy space as characters. I chatted with Tawyea about being openly gay in a small shore village.
THEATER Black Pearl Sings! InterAct Theatre Company presents Frank Higgins’ musical drama set in the Depression as two women struggle for acceptance in society, through June 27 at The Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St.
“When I went on that audition, I was pretty determined to walk away with that role,” out actor Peter Danzig said about landing the part of Jesus in “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.
John Waters may be a role model to his fans, but whom does he admire?
In his terrific new book, “Role Models,” Waters writes about what he calls “the amazing people who inspire” him.
In her feature-length documentary “black./womyn.: conversations with lesbians of African descent,” Tiona McClodden — Ms. m. — interviews black gay women from various backgrounds about myriad subjects. Ms. m. (which stands for McClodden, but everybody mangles it so she just goes by m.) is a multi-media artist whose mission is to make visible the invisible and humanize her subjects. McClodden began her career apprenticing on music-video sets and as a freelancer working with various production companies and nonprofit organizations. She hopes her work as a filmmaker and visual artist can inspire various communities by affirming their existence in contemporary society. We turned the tables on the filmmaker and asked her a few questions.
THEATER Falsettos City Theater Company presents the Tony Award-winning musical comedy about a married man exploring what it means to be a modern family with the help of his gay lover, his wife, his shrink, his son and the lesbians next door, through May 22 at Opera Delaware Studios, 4 S.