Upcoming Dumpsta Players Show: 12-17-2014

Dynasty Realness

“Dynasty Realness”

It’s an evening of massive shoulder pads and epic cat fights as the Dumpsta Players perform their tribute to 80s nighttime soap, “Dynasty”!

When: Wednesday December 17, 2014. Doors open: 10 pm, show starts: 11 pm
Where: Bob & Barbara’s Lounge (1509 South Street, Philadelphia)

In honor of friends who recently passed from cancer, including Charlotte CardonickGloria Casarez and Dumpsta Players performer, Sarah Marshall, a portion of the proceeds from this performance will go to the Sara Weaver Fund. Sara succumbed to leukemia in 2002.

Online donations may be made at The Philadelphia Foundation. Type in “Sara Weaver Fund” to select.

Upcoming Dumpsta Players show: 10-15-2014


“Miller, She Wrote”

In this thrilling whodunnit, Mrs. Miller solves the Bath House Murders, with the help of Nancy Drew and the Hard-on Boys.

When: Wednesday October 15, 2014. Doors open: 10 pm, show starts: 11 pm
Where: Bob & Barbara’s Lounge (1509 South Street, Philadelphia)

A portion of proceeds benefit Hollaback.

Hollaback is a movement to end street harassment powered by a network of local activists
around the world.  We work together to better understand street harassment, to ignite public conversations, and to develop innovative strategies to ensure equal access to public spaces.

DP Arts Consortium Performs at NAMAC Conference

NAMACMembers of DP Arts Consortium and the Dumpsta Players helped PhillyCAM produce the 2014 NAMAC Awards. On Thursday, August 7, 2014 Philadelphia played host to the Alliance For Community Media/NAMAC (National Conference for Public Access Media) Conference, held at WHYY Studios. DP Arts/Dumpsta Players assisted the awards ceremony performing an opening act, emceeing the event and escorting award winners.

DP Arts Consortium Participating in Drag 101 Workshop

Drag 101 WorkshopDP Arts Consortium and Philly Queer Media Present: Drag 101
Saturday, March 22, 2014
1:00pm – 4:00pm
William Way LGBT Community Center
1315 Spruce Street

This event is free and open to all ages. Learn more about the event here.

Want to break into drag but don’t know where to start? Want to learn how to be fabulous onstage? Want to be inspired by Philly’s long and diverse history of drag cultures? Come to our Drag 101 workshop where you can learn from some of Philadelphia’s most renown drag performers. This hands-on workshop offers instruction on how to create a drag persona, how to find music and costumes, how to create choreography, and how to put together a drag act on a budget.

Presenters include Ricky Paul (Artistic Director of the Dumpsta Players), Sara Sherr (performer with the Dumpsta Players, and hostess of Sing your Life Karaoke), and Messapotamia Lefae (post-gender sartorialist, and performer with the Dumpsta Players).

Learn more about the Dumpsta Players here.

Upcoming Dumpsta Players show: 2-19-2014

Dumpsta Players presents Dicsotastrophe


Nothing defines the disco era quite like drama, drugs and divas! Join us as we hustle through thirty minutes of feathered hair, fashion no nos, questionable hookups & glitterama!

When: Wednesday February 19, 2014. Doors open: 10 pm, show starts: 11 pm
Where: Bob & Barbara’s Lounge (1509 South Street, Philadelphia)

A portion of proceeds benefit Gaudenzia House.

Gaudenzia helps people affected by chemical dependency, mental illness and related conditions to achieve a better quality of life — allowing them to live as productive and accountable individuals.