You're Being Ridiculous is super excited to celebrate PRIDE at Steppenwolf as part of their LookOut Series this year!. AND ... we're delighted to welcome Delia Kropp to YBR to share a story with us and help us celebrate ... learn a little about Delia here and get your tickets!
Delia Kropp has been acting-for-fun-and-profit since 1976, in various establishments and genders. She recently made theatrical history as the first transgender actor featured in Doug Wright's Pulitzer/Tony Award-winning "I Am My Own Wife" for About Face Theatre. Post-transition work also includes "Raggedy And" at Pride Films and Plays and a musical "The Civility of Albert Cashier" by Jay Paul Deratany. She recently staged a reading of Paul Lucas' "Trans Scripts" as part of Transgender Awareness Week.
This January, Delia undertook her first film lead, down in Atlanta for the indy movie "Landlocked": appearing in 2020 at various film festivals and, fingers crossed, streaming soon to a computer near you.
In real life, Delia is an advocate-speaker for her transgender community, speechifying and providing outreach services to corporate, non-profit, and other groups wanting to get their T thing together. She received the Leppen Leadership Award for services rendered to the LGBT community, and was recently made an Artistic Associate of About Face Theatre Company. Read all about her at www.TheRealDelia.com
Who is your favorite queer icon?
There are so many, really, but my foremost queer icon is Alexandra Billings, that Chicago legend who rose from humble showgirl ranks at The Baton to knocking 'em dead on Steppenwolf stages, and is now an internationally famous actress-activist who's literally gone Hollywood. She is an extraordinary human occupying a special place in my heart, because her performances and stunningly penetrating insights (Google "Stillettos and Sneakers blog Billings") got me performing again after I'd given up hope, post-transition, and inspired me to speak up about the needs of our fragile community. Alex is a force of nature, a divine spirit, and the funniest broad anywhere. I just love her to pieces.