September 19th, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tanya O’Debra to join WERRRK.com as a regular contributor.
September 19th, 2023 (New York, NY) – WERRRK.com announced today that New York City-based playwright, screenwriter and performer Tanya O’Debra will be joining the site as a contributor.“I am so thrilled to welcome Tanya to the WERRRK.com family. We’ve been friends for ten years now but beyond that she is one of the smartest, funniest and most interesting people I know. Her years of experience as both a performer and a writer will bring a unique new energy to the site.” added WERRRK.com founder Chiffon Dior.
Chiffon Dior and Tanya O’Debra at FringeCLUB’s Variety Power Hour
“My longtime pal Chiffon Dior has invited me to join her gang of weirdos at WERRRK.com and I couldn’t be more thrilled!! I’m obsessed with live performance in all its wild forms, film and TV, and human beings who dedicate their lives to art, so I’m delighted to have a place on the internet where I can empty my brain. My first column is an interview with the great Karen Finley, a performance artist whose moving, hilarious, and deeply strange work has been foundational to my own understanding of what art can be. Get ready WERRRK.com, because we’re about to get very chaotic!” added O’Debra.
Look for her first article tomorrow, September 20th, 2023!
ABOUT WERRRK.com: Founded in 2014, WERRRK.com prides itself on being a daily stop for the best original content that spotlights drag artists around the globe, hot fashion and the latest pop culture news on the web. Featuring hundreds of interviews, recurring features, special events and on-site coverage of live events such as RuPaul’s DragCon and the Austin International Drag Festival, WERRRK.com has grown into a respected voice in the LGBTQ+ community. In 2019, WERRRK.com was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in their LGBTQ+ archive.
ABOUT Tanya O’Debra: Tanya O’Debra is a New York City-based playwright, screenwriter and performer whose most important credit is winning the 2010 Miss Fag Hag Pageant. Her plays include Hockey Wives; Judith; Shut UP, Emily Dickinson (Abrons Arts Center, Academy of Music, Ada Comstock Magic Grant, Jill Cummins MacLean Prize); Them What Brung You (Denis Johnston Playwriting Award, Elizabeth Wanning Harries Prize); and RADIO STAR (Original Works Publishing, Best of the San Francisco Fringe, FRIGID, Ars Nova, Joe’s Pub). Her television pilot Bad Dentist was a Semi-Finalist for the Humanitas David and Lynn Angell College Comedy Award and the Final Draft Big Break Award. Performance credits include Patrice O’Debra in Straight Up Vampire (Joe’s Pub, Ars Nova, Philly Fringe), The Evil Queen in Snow White (New Acting Company), and Amanda McCloud in The Ultimate Stimulus (Dixon Place, The Brick, Cincy Fringe), as well as being one half of the long-time comedic sister duo, The O’Debra Twins (Village Voice Best of New York Award, NY Mag Approval Matrix: Highbrow/Brilliant). She has a shiny new MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts’ Department of Dramatic Writing, and she’s hoping that with enough degrees and prizes no one will notice she’s actually a dumpster rat in a wig and a ballgown.
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