Bianca Leigh might be fresh off a killer season, as a core member of drag troupe Shim Mamsir and with starring roles in the Talking Band’s New Islands Archipelago and as the hourglass-figured Time in Taylor Mac’s epic The Lily’s Revenge, but she wasn’t always a commandingly gorgeous downtown theater actress. In fact, before she was an actress, Leigh was a professional dominatrix arrested for solicitation, and before that, she was a skinny boy from New Jersey with Shakespearean dreams. Leigh recounts how she got from one station in life to the next in her solo show, A Night at the Tombs. Mac, along with Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q), Ellen Maddow, and Barb Morrison, provides the original soundtrack.

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This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on June 29, 2010

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