At this time, the troupe is made up of A-Train, Charlie Chapless, Jude Lawless, Harry Ladyman, Manny Schevitz, Coco Le Femme, Ryder Mandlebars, Freddie Cougar, and GQ. DKR is always looking for fresh faces and characters that are willing to challenge themselves and want to be part of a hard-working group of people! More bios coming soon.
Retired and semi-retired troupe members include Dean Ominator, Jack B. Nimble, Shay Monieux, Mr. Spreadsheets, Noah Lott, Johnny Liquor, Cliff Hanger, Jonah Thomas, X-Rayted, Stone Wall, Rusty Rivers, Jake N. Bake, J-Rod, L.K. Simon, Asher Stone, and founder Trik Jemini!
A-Train makes connections - interacting beyond the superficial
Birthdate: October 23, 1982
Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI.
Dating Status: i am alive
What do you look for in someone? sustainable sexiness and intellectual foreplay
Alter Ego: A is a diy boi, actively committed to social justice, local farming and education. A loves the following: crafts, documentaries, family, yoga, avocados, cooking, adventures, music, nostalgia. He one day hopes to be a stay-at-home dad.
Career Start: A-train started off his lip-rhyming career in "Girlfriend" with Trik Jemini and Stone Wall during their N'Drag days. However his first originally conceptualized piece was with P-Nasty and Justin Time performing "Intergalactic" by the Beastie Boys.
Favorite Number(s): "If You Were Gay" - Avenue Q; "Sweet Transvestite" - Rocky Horror; "Collide" - Howie Day; "Touch Me" - Spring Awakening; "Gaston" - Beauty and the Beast
Dream Date: the moon would be involved
Who would play A-Train in a movie: Elijah Wood
Charlie Chapless is an ambitious dreamer. He is stuck in the '50s despite never living them and wants to be a cowboy. So picture James Dean in Giant and you have a visual image of Charlie at heart. He loves being onstage and working the crowd. The more excited you get, the harder he's going to work it. Charlie likes to perform a variety of genres and make you think.
Birthdate: November 6, 1986
Hometown: Livonia, MI
Dating Status: Happily taken
What do you look for in someone? Charlie looks for someone who is honest, intelligent, and appreciates the outdoors. He wants someone who is independent and true to themself, but is willing to let him in because being independent and not letting anyone do for you shouldn't
be equivalent. Charlie just really looks for someone who likes to laugh and can hold their own in a conversation though. And of course a great smile and eyes are always a bonus.
Alter Ego: Charlie has a bachelors from the University of Michigan in Environmental Studies with a focus in Urban Planning and is now working on a second bachelors/masters from Wayne State in Civil Engineering. For the summer Charlie is back to working groundskeeping for the University of Michigan. Charlie loves the outdoors and really just wants to live in a cabin on a lake in northern Michigan.
Career Start: Charlie first took the stage at U of M’s first annual Gender Bender Revue performing "Save the Last Dance for Me" by Ben E. King. He made his debut with DKR at Stilettos 8 months later.
Favorite Number(s): "Touch Me"-Spring Awakening, "We are the Altar
Boyz"-Altar Boyz, and boy band dance numbers!
Dream Date: Going for a hike in the woods and/or canoeing down a river and a picnic by the water. It would be Fall so that the leaves were changing, but still warm enough to not even need a jacket. There would be amazing conversations and it would end being cozy by a
bonfire with the stars overhead untarnished by city lights.
Who would play Charlie in a movie: T.R. Knight
Harry Ladyman: When I can I will.
Birthdate: December 6, 1982
Hometown: Farmington, MI
Dating Status: Single.
What do you look for in someone? Good conversation and intelligence. Dorkiness is also a plus. Someone who enjoys a good mix of going out and staying in.
Alter Ego: Rye has a bachelor's in psychology and he is just about as faggy in every day life he seems on stage.
Career Start: Harry's first show was Boi on Boy at Sh/AUT in August 2009 in which he was in a total of ten awesome numbers.
Favorite Number(s): Harry's favorite performances to watch are Touch Me from Spring Awakening and There Is No Arizona. His favorites to perform (so far) are Dick in a Box, Step By Step, and It's Gonna Be Me.
Dream Date: Something casual with someone I can converse with comfortably.
Who would play Harry in a movie: James Spader.
Manny Schevitz: "If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us walk together..." - Lila Watson, Australian Aboriginal woman, in response to mission workers
Birthday: October 6th, 1978
Hometown: Homewood, IL
Alter Ego: U of M Grad Student in Social Work
Who would play Manny in a movie: Richard Simmons
Coco Le Femme: struttin’ her stuff since 1987….
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Hometown: Canton, Ohio
Dating Status: Yes
What do you look for in someone? Coco likes genuine people.
Alter Ego: Coco is new to the Ann Arbor area and loving it! She graduated from Miami University in 2007 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and in 2009 with a Master’s in Family Studies. Currently she is a first year graduate student at University of Michigan in the department of Social Work. She often fantasizes about being done with school one day. Coco enjoys the following: trying to teach herself Spanish, reading, dancing, expanding her knowledge of pop culture trivia, and singing loudly and obnoxiously in the car.
Career Start: Coco was in her first drag show in February 2009 at Miami University. Her first performance with DKR was the Boi on Boy show at Sh/Aut.
Dream Date: Johnny Depp
Who would play Coco Le Femme in a movie? Scarlett Johansson