Coming Clean—a solo show from Ben Strothmann, a portrait and theatrical photographer as well as the host of The Vegan Drag Queen—is available for streaming through February 14.
Part of the fourth annual Queerly Festival, the evening was filmed at the Kraine Theater in June 2018. Mark Finley directed.
Coming Clean traces Strothmann's journey from growing up gay in Milwaukee to learning to love himself as a gay man in Manhattan. The actor says he discovered he was gay when, as a child, he started developing crushes on cartoon characters, like Foghorn Leghorn and the Pink Panther. In the show, he recalls his adult adventures as New York became his “sexual playground.”
Strothmann previewed this 84-minute show in 2014 at Judson Memorial Church as part of the Magic Time series. The play was also seen in 2017 at Dixon Place as part of the HOT! Festival and in Iceland at Tjarnarbíó as part of Reykjavík Pride.
As Honey LaBronx, Strothmann hosts the cooking show The Vegan Drag Queen as well as the podcast Big Fat Vegan Radio. He also has performed at Joe's Pub and Birdland.
For ticket information click here. The solo show is recommended for mature audiences.