Actor Biographies – Sex And The City Live 2014


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Heklina (Carrie Bradshaw) gained fame as Trannyshack’s erstwhile MC, keeping a tight rein on the chaos with her unflappable humor and sparkling wit. She is a premier hostess and DJ for hire around San Francisco, and has graced the Folsom St. Fair, Castro St. Fair, Gay Pride Main Stage, Castro Theater, and Halloween Main Stage, in addition to hosting numerous fundraisers for, among others, PAWS, Project Open Hand, AIDS Housing Alliance, Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic, Bay Positives, Lyric, the AIDS Emergency Fund, the UCSF Positive Health Project, Community United Against Violence, and Marriage Equality. She has been seen on the E! Entertainment Network, NBC’s “Trauma” “The Cho Show”, VH1, “Playing it Straight”, Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show”, BBC Television’s “Around the World in 80 Raves”, the Scissor Sister’s “Filthy Gorgeous” video, and as a guest on the Jerry Springer and Ricki Lake shows. Her film credits include the festival favorites Baby Jane? and All About Evil. Theater credits include a starring role in the 2006 Theater Rhino production TROG!, and producer and featured actor (in the role of Dorothy Zbornak) in the popular San Francisco Golden Girls plays. She was voted Community Grand Marshal of the 2004 San Francisco GLBTQ Pride Parade, and was the subject of two documentaries in the 2005 Frameline SF Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. In 2009 she won the Pride Creativity Award for outstanding artistic contribution to the LGBT Community. www.trannyshack.com

D’Arcy Drollinger (Samantha Jones) D'Arcy Drollinger's original works include: The runaway hit Shit & Champagne, Project: Lohan, Scalpel!, The Possession of Mrs. Jones, Pink Elephants, Above and Beyond the Valley of the Ultra Showgirls, Suburbia 3000. The Cereal Killers, and the upcoming, Mr. Irresistible. D'Arcy has also worked as an actor, director, choreographer and producer. Other credits include: The Producers (first Broadway production), Hairspray the Musical (first Broadway production), F.A.G.G.O.T.S. The Musical, the Thrillpeddler’s revivals of the Cockettes musicals Vice Palace & Hot Greeks, and VH1's Divas 2000 featuring RuPaul. He directed and co-starred in the stage adaptations of Sex and the City: LIVE!, Designing Women and Roseanne, as well as playing the role of Chrissy Snow in a live version of the TV classic, Three’s Company. He is a co-founder of Back It Up Productions and Crackers In Bed, INC. D’Arcy is the creator and resident choreographer for SexiTude™, the body-positive, age-positive, sex-positvie dance class, which meets weekly throughout San Francisco.   He is an original member of the critically acclaimed post-punk SF art-rock group Enrique and a firm believer in the ridiculous. Drollinger has been a participant in the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop and is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.

Lady Bear (Miranda Hobbs) exploded onto the SF drag and performance art scene soon after discovering the east coast was tired in 2008. Getting her start in the infamous Trannyshack club, she was soon appearing regularly in every venue in town & she’s had her finger on the pulse of SF’s night life and performing arts scene ever since. Easily straddling the gamut from high brow to trash culture, she keeps her audiences captivated, whether it be on a stage, a club or the 7-11 parking lot. The consummate “Model, Actress, hooker” Ladybear has branched out into acting after becoming a featured member of the Midnight Mass players where she took title roles in productions of “Bearbarella” and has since starred in stage productions of  “Sex in the City: Live!”, “ Designing Women” & “Roseanne”, she’s also available for weddings, bar mitzvah’s, hell….just make an offer… She has also branched out to other cities, becoming a fixture on the LA drag and nightlife scene, She hosts the monthly Nightclub Cub Scout with LA nightlife legends Chris Bowen and Victor Rodriguez after having  appeared at legendary Shits & Giggles, Bears in Space & Brown & Serve. Always looking for new scenes and new audiences she has toured with Trannyshack to LA, Seattle, New Orleans & Austin TX.

Alaska (Charlotte York) [Justin Andrew Honard] (AKA Alaska Thunderf*ck 5000) is widely known as a finalist on Season 5 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Justin was first inspired to dive into the world of drag as a direct result of San Francisco’s beloved institution, Trannyshack.  Since then, Justin has been traveling the country and the beyond, sharing the deranged beauty of Alaska with the world. Last year he appeared as Dr. Frank N. Furter at the Woodlawn Theatre in San Antonio, TX, he recently mounted the Stevie Nicks tribute cabaret “Stevie Forever”
with longtime musical collaborator Jeremy Dingles Apollo. Follow her on Twitter, @alaska5000.

What Critics Are Saying About Sex And The City Live

“The company is on the cutting edge of turning the contemporary into camp.”
– SF Weekly

“Heklina plays Carrie Bradshaw with comic ferocity. D'Arcy Drollinger knocks it out of the park as Samantha. You find yourself laughing hysterically when you see how they make it work.” – Huffington Post

"I loved it!  It was funnier than it was on TV."
– Darren Star (The creator of Sex and the City)