Candy Samples- is a born Gender Offender! Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, she holds the title Miss Pool Slut 1995 from PS: We Care. With a mix of glamour and trash, Candy has entertained NYC audiences for over five years, performing at Cattyshack, D-Lounge, WoW Café Theatre, PS 122, and The Duplex Cabaret Theatre. Her one woman show, Sample Sale, drew huge crowds at The Duplex. The mistress of the microphone has launched her own podcast, The Candy Show, on iTunes and is currently recording an upcoming EP and penning a recipe book. An accomplished actress, singer and writer, one may wonder what the future holds in store for Candy. Perhaps world domination? www.samplemycandy.com
Chic - was born in the heavily militarized zone of San Antonio, Texas. Her mother is believed to have been a jackal and her father a priest. At 13, she was stolen away by a band of pirates and was forced to dance for her meals. It was here that she discovered the power of performing gender and the art of seduction. In 2000, she co-wrote, co-produced and co-starred in two shows (Chic and Sassy and Chic and Sassy: The Higher the Hair, The Closer to God) at Boston's Tremont Theatre. In 2002, The Higher the Hair was featured as part of the New York International Fringe Festival. Chic has been seen at The Culture Project, PS 122, Cherry Lane Theatre, WoW Café Theatre and La Mama. In 2004, Chic was featured on TLC's A Makeover Story, and, in 2005, she received her MA in Media Studies. www.myspace.com/idreamofchic
Sassy - Born of Germanic and Hungarian decent, Sassy has always lived the life of a gypsy. Whether working as a Beer Maid or performing for migrant farmers, she has always been able to use her feminine wiles to intrigue and entertain. Her vagabond lifestyle has taken her across the country performing with her rough and raw sensuality. She is soft as silk, but hard as nails! She teamed up with her cohort, Chic to produce and perform Chic and Sassy: The High the Hair, the Closer to God, a theatrical experience which premiere in Boston and later in NYC's International Fringe Festival. In 2001 she wrote and performed a one woman musical cabaret, Six Degrees of Sassification. The same year she teamed up with pop music group The Go-Go's and joined their God Bless The Go-Go's World Tour as a Go-Go dancer. She also played "Mary Broadshaw" in a theatrical spoof of Sex and the City. Sassy currently lives in NYC and continues to zigzag her away across the country performing for the masses in saloons, beer halls and art house cabarets. www.myspace.com/sassykicksass
Jamie Kruse – Jamie Kruse is an artist and freelance designer. A majority of her graphic and web design work has been with non-profit organizations in the United States and Canada, including: AIDS Vancouver Island (2000); Victoria Women's Sexual Assault Centre (2000); d.u.m.b.o arts center (dac) (2003); The Brooklyn Arts Council (2004); The Bard Graduate Center (2005-6); and The New York Department of Education (2006). Samples of her design work can be found online at orangevector.com . She also has a collaborative art practice smudgestudio.org with Elizabeth Ellsworth.
Brian Maschka – Directing credits include The Village Idiot, The Spitfire Grill, and The Life. He participated in the 2006 Lincoln Center Director's Lab and is the producer of The Snake Oil Show in the D-Lounge. Brian also works as a stage manager and his Off-Broadway credits include: John Ferguson, Susan and God, The Turn of the Screw,Two Gentlemen of Verona, Here Lies Jenny, Indoor/Outdoor, Ears on a Beatle, Sakharam Binder, and The Dew Point. Regionally Brian has worked at Barrington Stage, The Krannert Center's Summerfest, Syracuse Stage, The Utah Arts Festival and Weston Playhouse. Brian attended Saint Mary's University of Minnesota and California Institute of the Arts.
Alan Parker – Living and working in New York City as a fashion stylist, Mr. Parker is ecstatic to be workingwith the Gender Offenders once again. He costumed several shows for them, including last year's smash hits "Jingle Balls and Mistle Ho's" and "Brides Gone Wild". Mr. Parker recently worked with musician Robert German on his "Open Wide" video, and is excited to collaborate again with Mr. German on his next project. Working primarily on shoots for the web and editorial, Mr. Parker tries to blend fashion and art while making intellectually radical statements. When he's not pinning people's clothes, telling them what shoes to wear, or canoodling with supermodels, you can find him making the scene in Astoria, Queens.
Andrew Ronan –Born and raised in NYC, Andrew is an accomplished artist with a passion for inspiring young people to reach their full potential through arts as well as producing works that give voice to underrepresented communities. Past projects include: Producer for Tara's Crossing with Houses on the Moon Theater Co., Desi Waters: It's Been a Poem, David Bishop: Orphans, Flytraps, and Avenue B, Artistic Director for the Underage Cabaret, and Director of Audience Development for Queens Theatre in the Park. Andrew has worked with many divas throughout his career, including Tovah Feldshuh, Renee Taylor, and Maya Angelou, but none have been so talented and classy asC andy, Chic, and Sassy. For more information, and possibly some more bad rhyming email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Joseph C. Moran is an actor, producer and multimedia specialist living in New York City. He graduated summa cum laude from Marymount Manhattan College with a degree in Acting and Arts Management. Joe is currently working on developing new television concepts. www.joemoran.info
Adrienne - Don't mistake her sarcasm for seriousness. Although she is level-headed and good-hearted, she does find political incorrectness very funny! She has become increasingly involved in writing and performing stand-up at various New York spots and recently took part in the "5 Funny Ladies Tour." This is an act to see! www.myspace.com/bxcomedian
Bizarre FARM Productions - is a full-service professional multi-media production company, specializing in video production and editing. Founded in 2006 by Fred Anguera, Andrew Jenter, Rob Martin and Michael Cavazos, BFARM seeks to create original fiction and non-fiction works (this includes, but is not limited to short films, features, documentaries, commercials, talent and promotional reels, and industrials). Building on our experiences as individual artists and producers creating our own work, we also hope to work collaboratively with individuals in need of assistance in developing their own projects from concept to scriptwriting to shooting, editing and duplication. www.bizarrefarmproductions.com
Dana Burkart has been working in theatre costumes for over 10 years. Originally from Louisville KY, she now resides in New York City. Dana has worked at Lola Millinery, Theatreworks USA, Blue Man Group, and currently shops for Tricorne, a Broadway costume shop
Sunday Boy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in music education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. But you don't care about that, do you? What you really want to know is that he is the hootenist, tootenist, shootenist, bob-tailed pianist east and west of the Pecos . Having worked with such luminaries as Phat Man Dee, Robert German, Allison Castillo (as part of AC/JC), and The New Pussycats (the world's only female-fronted Tom Jones tribute band), Jeff brings a plethora of experience and panache to his arrangements and collaborations. He hopes to pen a smash for Kylie Minogue and live in the lap of luxury afterward.
GENDER OFFENDERS ALUM:
Dirty South - From out the coal dust and to the big city. It's the Dirty mutha fuckin South. Beyotch! www.myspace.com/tigraine
JZBich is a radical, heathenish, polymorpheous bender of everything that claims to be real. In her world everything is hyper real and nothing is real at all. Borders of ethnicity, gender and sexuality lose meaning once they enter the Bich land. If she embraces you, she can offer anything but safety. Some people know JZBich as Jasmina Sinanovic, the Balkan emigrant, who worked as a playwright, director, actor and overall theatre creature. She hopes to be allowed to produce her nightmares for the delight of the NY and world audiences till death does her part with her dreams. www.jzbich.com; www.myspace.com/jzbich