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Meet The Team

DARIUS ROSE (Kenneth Marlowe)

[he/they] is best known as their drag alter-ego Jackie Cox (she/they), one of the Top 4 contestants from Season 12 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race”. She was the first queen of Iranian descent to appear on the show, making history when she wore a hijab on the runway. In her hometown of NYC, Jackie has long been a feature of the theatrical cabaret scene and recently completed the world tour of her one-woman show, JackieVision. She also appeared in the world premiere of Drag The Musical in Hollywood and as the Teen Angel/Ms. Lynch in Grease with Musical Theater West. In 2024, Darius will appear in the upcoming steaming series “The Struggle” and in the short film “Identiteaze” for Nebula TV. Regional Theater Credits include Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Hedwig) Theater Out, Light in the Piazza (Giuseppe) El Portal Theater, Big River (Huck) The Gem Theatre, Les Miserables (Lesgles) Vista’s Moonlight Amphitheatre, and Godspell (Jesus) Pacifica Spindrift Players. Additional TV/Film: NBC/Peacock “Days of Our Lives” (Recurring), Disney+ “This is Me: A Pride Celebration”, ABC “What Would You Do?”, Fusion “Shade: Queens of NYC”, and numerous appearances on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” as Lisa Rinna and others. @jackiecoxnyc

Donald “Donnie” Horn

DONALD “DONNIE” HORN (Playwright & Director)

Donnie is a writer, director and playwright residing in Portland, Oregon. He founded triangle productions! in 1989, which has become one of the oldest LGBTQ-identified theatres in the nation. Donnie has been the driving force for the company since the beginning opening two theatre venues, touring shows, writing over 15 books, and over 20 plays and musicals. As a playwright his shows including Tonya and Nancy: The Rock Opera (co-author), ’69 – the sexual revolution musical, Soph: an evening with the Last of the Red-Hot Mamas, Gracie – a musical adventure, Ari-Maria, The Jim Pepper Project, TRANSformation, Life: According to Morty and Ruth, the 2019 PAMTA Award-winning Best Original Musical – Darcelle: That’s No Lady, the musical, Sex on the River, and Mr. Madam. Through his leadership, triangle has produced shows about the holocaust (Bent, Rose), AIDS, as well as Ann, Golda’s Balcony, Becoming Dr. Ruth, and At Wits End. He has also been seen on Portland’s stages as an actor in musicals and plays such as: Trovarich, Bleacher Bums, Once Upon A Mattress, Funny Girl, The Potting Shed, and Pal Joey. In 2014, he took to the stage again starring in his own highly successful show, The Donnie Show. He and his theater company were awarded the Oregon Heritage Excellence Award for The Darcelle Project in 2021. He holds a BS and MBA from City University and has over 15 published books including, Crumbs of Love (his autobiography), and Agapi Mou. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, NAMT (National Alliance of Musical Theatre), and PATA.

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WADE McCOLLUM (Additional Material)

Broadway: Wicked (Witch’s Father, Wizard/Dr. Dillamond cover) London’s West End: World Premiere of It Happened In Key West (Carl) Broadway Tours: Lincoln Center Theatre’s My Fair Lady (Karpathy/Higgins cover), Priscilla Queen Of The Desert (Tick/Mitzi), Jersey Boys (Norm). Off-Broadway: Triassic Parq (Velociraptor of Faith), Secondary Dominance (The Muse), and McCollum’s Lortel Nominated and Norton Award-winning performance as (Ernest) in Ernest Shackleton Loves Me. World Premieres: Water For Elephants, Alliance Theatre (Wade), Michael Weller’s A Welcome Guest, CATF (Shimeus), Rob Askins’ The Carpenter, Alley Theatre (Gene), Fly By Night Theatreworks Palo Alto (The Narrator). Select Theatre: I Am My Own Wife, PCS (Charlotte/Others), A Lie Of The Mind, PCPA (Jake), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Willamette Rep (Puck), Batboy the Musical, PCS (Batboy), The Rocky Horror Show, Triangle Productions (Frank-N-Furter), The Santaland Diaries, Syracuse Stage (Crumpet), Cabaret, Dallas Theatre Center (Emcee) – Dallas/Fort Worth Theatre Critics Award and Hedwig And The Angry Inch, Triangle Productions and L.A.’s Celebration Theatre(Hedwig) – Drammy, Ovation, Los Angeles Critics Circle, and Garland Awards. Select TV and film: FBI: MW, Madame Secretary, The Knick, Nightcap, At Home With Amy Sedaris, Options, Prodigal Son, Delicate Instruments, Submissions Only, and Ernest Shackleton Loves Me on

WALT SPANGLER (Scenic Designer)

Walt Spangler designs for theatre, opera and dance across the nation and around the globe. He is delighted to be a part of sharing this historic icon of gay America with you. On Broadway Walt designed the critically acclaimed Between Riverside and Crazy, Desire Under the Elms, Tuck Everlasting, A Christmas Story The Musical, Escape to Margaritaville, Scandalous and Hollywood Arms. Also, for Playhouse 46 Walt designed the set for Stranger Sings! The Musical, for which he was nominated for a Drama Desk Award.

JAMIE RODERICK (Lighting Designer)

Off-Broadway: ¡Americano!; Disney’s Winnie the Pooh; Emojiland; Stranger Sings!; Midnight at the Never Get (Drama Desk nomination); Candida; Mrs. Warren’s Profession; Caesar & Cleopatra; safeword.; Accidentally Brave; We Are the Tigers; Red Roses, Green Gold; The Woodsman; Afterglow; A Dog Story. London: It Happened in Key West. Regional: Dennis DeYoung’s Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Bikinis!, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, Hamlet.

IEN DENIO (Sound Designer)

Ien is a two-time Drama Desk-nominated enbie who, for reasons passing understanding, seems to enjoy leaving their umbrella at home when it is going to rain. This makes their mother make that exasperated noise…the one that makes you cringe. That one. Sound designed. They have also designed many shows in many places. That one was a particular favorite. This one too. Also the other one. [Neverbugs… little ones.]

JEFFREY HINSHAW (Costume Designer)

Jeffrey has worked in creative roles with textiles as his medium for more than 25 years. His costumes can be seen on entertainers across the U.S. and has collaborated with triangle productions! on several projects including That’s No Lady and When Pigs Fly. Jeff received a Drammy Award for his work on When Pigs Fly. He enjoys volunteering to support creative and fashion programs for underserved youth in his community.

BRENDAN MCCANN (Production Props)

Recent design/production credits include I Can Get It for You Wholesale at CSC, Stranger Sings!: The Musical Parody (2023 Drama Desk nominee, Best Scenic Design of a Musical: production props alongside Walt Spangler), The Prom, A Gentleman’s Guide… and more. Instagram: @bren_bash

KASSON MARROQUIN (Production Stage Manager)

Off-Broadway: Wet Brain (Playwrights Horizons, MCC); The Thin Place (Playwrights Horizons); Wolf Play, The Light, Charm (MCC); Montag (Soho Rep); Hamlet, Oresteia (The Park Avenue Armory); Out of Time (NAATCO, The Public Theater). Regional: Quixote Nuevo (Hartford Stage); Kill Local (La Jolla Playhouse). Dance/touring: The Big Five-OH!, Come to Your Senses, Shadowland, Shadowland the New Adventure, Pilobolus at The Joyce (Pilobolus). Music/opera: Path of Miracles, Tree of Codes (Spoleto Festival USA). BA, University of North Texas, MFA, UC San Diego.

ELLIE HANDEL (Assistant Stage Manager)

Ellie is a stage manager, director and actor who has done just about every job in the theatre. Her favorite credits are Emojiland (PSM, 1st national tour), Billy Strayhorn: Something to Live For (ASM, Pittsburgh Public), My Fair Lady (assistant director, 2nd national tour) and Indecent (director, Next Stage Arts). BFA in drama & adjunct professor at NYU Tisch’s New Studio on Broadway. Love to her family and friends. @EllieHandel


Founded by Michael Chase Gosselin and Tim Sulka, Visceral executive produced four consecutive NYT Critics’ Picks: Emojiland; Midnight at the Never Get; Life Sucks; and Happy Birthday, Wanda June. Visceral’s shows have received and been nominated for Lortel, Drama Desk, Outer Critic’s Circle, Off-Broadway Alliance, Bistro and MAC awards. Other highlights: His Story The Musical, Stranger Sings! The Musical Parody, ¡Americano!, Starcrossed (U.K. premiere), A Turtle on a Fence Post, Rescue Rue, Period Piece, Falling in Love With Mr. Dellamort, Money Talks, Endangered and the album of Disenchanted!

KEITH SHERMAN & ASSOCIATES (Press Representative)

Keith Sherman & Associates is the communications firm for a diverse range of entertainment, arts, lifestyles and international brands. KSA has represented hundreds of Broadway, Off-Broadway and touring productions, films, television broadcasts, music projects and major events globally. The company represented The New York Times for a decade, the Tony Awards for 18 years and the Drama Desk Awards for ten years.

LEANNE SCHANZER PROMOTIONS (Marketing & Advertising)

A full-service
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triangle productions! (Producer)

triangle productions! was first launched with the world-premiere of After the Rain in 1990. Established by Donald Horn (aka Donnie), triangle productions! has enjoyed a unique niche in the arts landscape of Oregon by producing rich stories told through diverse perspectives, particularly the gay perspective. triangle is one of the oldest theater companies in the Portland metro area and is one the oldest LGBTQ-identified theatres in the US. Using the company’s mission, material is chosen with the goal of promoting diversity and acceptance, striving to bring relevant issues to a theatrical setting allowing the audience to be both entertained and educated. Throughout the company’s history, it has staged over 250 productions and has brought professional, entertaining, and provocative theatre dealing with a wide variety of issues such as AIDS, drug addiction, homophobia, abortion, acceptance, racism, and individuality.