to Gay Musicals Discography
and pics for "Dirty Dreams of a Clean-Cut Kid"
check out my Queer Music Heritage
show Sept 2003 for an interview with
John Karr, director of "Dirty Dreams..."
and next four photos (all by Steve Savage)
are courtesy of John Karr.
Cast: above L to R, Doug Holsclaw, Bert Lacquemont
behind Samm Gray, Kenneth Koppes, and Ron Johnson
singing "San Francisco Leather Daddy 2001
[Bert and Samm have since died of AIDS]
in front of the startling full wall backdrop that duplicated the numerous
obituaries that were printed in the Bay Area Reporter, a local San
newspaper, (and which always drew a gasp of recognition from the audience
when it was revealed) mourner Doug Holsclaw is consoled by Ron Johnson,
Bert Lacquement and Kenneth Koppes in "Comes a Time."
Below, Doug Holsclaw and Samm Gray wrap up their "Favorite Faded
Jeans/Janitor's Son" sequence.
"Waiting for the Lab Report": Ron Johnson, Doug Holsclaw,
Kenneth Koppes and Samm Gray in what we called The Reality Poses
which they began the show, and to which they returned as each segment
The flash of the lighting equipment makes the flat behind look like
it's covered in
oatmeal. It didn't look like this in performance. Their starkly backlit silhouettes
were striking, and admittedly inspired by A Chorus Line's line up
in their trademark character poses.
below, Co-directors F. Allen Sawyer and John F. Karr (at the time
of production, 1990)
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member Doug Holsclaw, current pic, 2003