D'Arcy Drollinger is a multi-talented performer! From actor to director to producer to choreographer, D'Arcy does it all! His works include "Scalpel!," "The Possession of Mrs. Jones," "Pink Elephants," "Above and Beyond the Valley of the Ultra Showgirls," "Suburbia 3000," "Shit & Champagne," and "The Cereal Killers." D'Arcy has also worked on "The Producers" and "Hairspray" on Broadway, "Glamour, Glory, and Gold" at LaMama as well as VH1's Divas 2000 featuring RuPaul. D'Arcy is the co-founder of the critically acclaimed post-punk San Francisco art-rock group Enrique. For more on D'Arcy, be sure to visit http://www.darcydrollinger.com.
Be sure to catch D'Arcy in "Project Lohan" along with Cindy Goldfield, Emily McGowan, Brandon Olson, Brian Reiss, and Clayton Dean Smith at LaMama in NYC (74a East 4th Street, between 2nd Ave & Bowery) through May 15! For tickets, click here!
1. Who or what inspired you to become a performer? The Dancing Bear on "Captain Kangaroo" and Tim Curry in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."
2. Who is the one person you haven't worked with that you would like to? Amy Sedaris.
3. How did you come up with the idea/concept for "Project Lohan"? What made you want to tell her story over someone else's? My friend Steven Lemay, who has a fabulous shop in San Francisco called Retrofit, was joking one day that I should write a play about a group of gay guys who kidnap Lindsay, dry her out and make her over. So when I picked up a copy of Vanity Fair with Ms. Lohan on the cover, while waiting in line at Whole Foods, I was primed. After reading the article for only a minute or two, I realized this was nothing less than a modern-day Greek Tragedy, and the most comical as well as poignant way to tell the story would be through the headlines. Celebrity Autobiography came to mind. I feel like Lindsay's story has become so epic that she doesn't even need to make movies anymore: we're just interested in what she does every day. I know she wants to be taken seriously as an actress, but at the moment she has become the ultimate reality star.
4. What excites you most about "Project Lohan"? Telling a story using only found text has been a fascinating journey as a playwright. I also love the aspect that the story changes on a daily basis. A bonus is my co-stars! I have worked with the actors in the show many times, and any time I get to share a stage with them I jump at the chance. They are all so fantastic!
5. What is your favorite part of the creative and rehearsal process? I LOVE the research process. I LOVE the laughter in rehearsal. (During our dress rehearsal, one of the actresses laughed so hard she peed on stage.) I LOVE Tech. And I LOVE watching something that at one point was a figment of my imagination, materialize in front of me. It's one of the coolest moments in all of it.
6. Favorite place to practice/rehearse on your own? The shower.
7. Favorite way to stay in shape? Dancing, meat and vegetables. In that order.
8. Boxers or Briefs? Depends on how tight my pants are.
9. Favorite website? Youtube changed everything.
10. Superman or Wonder Woman? Wonder Woman.
11. What's the best advice you've ever received? 100% of nothing is nothing. Be generous.
12. If you could dream about anyone while you sleep, who would it be? Auntie Mame & Gerard Butler...but not together.