As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches, GLOW Lyric Theatre’s Love is Love is Love is just around the corner! And with the start of rehearsals, we will be introducing you to our phenomenal cast of LGBTQ and ally performers.
Next in our fabulous cast is the talented and hilarious singer and actress Madeline Roy! In our interview we discussed her upcoming role in Love is Love is Love, as well as her experiences as a trans woman in the Upstate.
Q: So this is your first time working with GLOW, could you tell us a bit about your roll in the show?
A: Yes this is my first time working with glow. Q2 I am ultimately myself, Madeline, in the show and my role is somewhat of a transitional character setting up a few of our comedic scenes.
Q: Could you tell us a bit about what drew you to the project?
A: After seeing a post on Facebook about the cabaret, i thought to myself, “Yes! Now is my chance to really be myself on stage, no typecasting, no judgement just be myself and perform!” It’s just a great chance to be heard.
Q: Could you tell us a bit more about your experiences in the Upstate’s LGBTQ community?
A: My experience of being trans in the upstate has been a journey! There have been a few lows, from being kicked out of church, to disappointing medical care. But there have been even more highs on my journey, from meeting the wonderful people, to finding a trans-accepting therapist through my friends at the Gender Benders, as well as meeting a new doctor who has helped me with my journey becoming myself.
Q: And in the spirit of the season, what is your your dream Valentine’s date, and a Valentine’s candy you cannot go without?
A: My dream V-day Date would definitely be seeing an LGBT Cabaret with my significant other. And of course Valentine’s Day just isn’t Valentine’s Day without a Hershey’s Kiss (or 10)!
You won’t want to miss Madeline’s performance in Love is Love is Love on February 14th at 7pm at the Warehouse Theatre. You can purchase tickets on the GLOW Website, for $25. Tickets include a pre show reception featuring delicious desserts and drinks provided by Upstate Pride SC.