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.
In today’s interview, we chat with Niara Solarris, as she discusses her upcoming role in Love is Love is Love, her own experience of being a transgender woman in the recording industry, and the important role that music and art have played in her life.
Q: Is this your first time working with Glow?
A: Yes it is my first time, though I’m already excited to audition and become a more frequent part of Glow! I was actually invited to audition by my fellow cast mate (and friend Heather Feather- it was definitely a blessing, and so is she!
Q: Tell us about your role in Love is Love is Love, and what drew you to the project!
A: I’ll be covering the role of the battered transgender ingenue’ who transforms from a victim into the femme fatale survivor; and I’ve been finding strength in my beauty and sexuality along the way. As a freshly signed recording artist and A/R representative of Independent Distribution Label – Wordlife Entertainment/Ventures Beyond Productions, as well as an artist manager of the Underground Music Publishers – Metok Music, this was a fantastic way to use my expertise for something really personal to me.
Q: Could you tell us a bit more about your connection to the LGBTQ community and why it’s important to have works like Love is Love in the Upstate?
A: I myself am a M2F pre-op Transgender Woman who plans to get the full female surgery. I also was an advocate for Affirm and PFLAG (LGBTQ societies) back when i was a teenager and young adult. It’s important to have art like Love is Love is Love because art reflects that the world can change. And the only way we can have Equal Human Rights for every human is to use art to inspire compassion acceptance and tolerance.
4) In the spirit of the season, could you tell us your dream Valentines date, as well as your favorite Valentines candy?
My Dream Valentines date would be to go to Bahamas or Hawaii (with my date proposing of course!) And the Valentines day candy i cannot go without has to be any combination of chocolate and caramel.
You won’t want to miss Niara’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.