For Your Holiday Viewing Pleasure: “The Bad Hostess”

Two years ago at this time, I was in the midst of performing The Bad Hostess, a play I wrote and starred in, at La MaMa Theatre.

The black comedy is set on Christmas Eve.  As a blizzard rages outside, a drag diva’s party fizzles when the only revelers to show up are her caustic drag-queen neighbor, a coked-up club promoter and an uninvited young couple—she’s a showbiz wannabe, he’s studying to be—gasp!—a minister!

In the dressing room. Clockwise from top left: Linda Simpson, Erin Markey, Justin Christopher, Julie Atlas Muz (who directed), Chris Tanner and Flloyd.

Despite the hostess’s best efforts to keep things cheery—holiday punch, Bingo, Cheetos—the soiree deteriorates into a night of bitter family memories, despicable karaoke, and rants against God and religion.  Ah, the joys of Christmas!

With Flloyd on set, which was designed by Steven Hammel.

Putting on the play was a fantastic experience—the sort of satisfaction that you can only get from doing live theatre, darling!  And I’m happy to say that we got a great response!

If you’d like to watch the video, here’s Part One (out of a total of five on my Youtube Channel.)

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