The Girl's Biographies
Heklina (Dorothy) gained fame as the creator, promoter, and hostess of the legendary Trannyshack! She is a premier hostess for hire around San Francisco and, in addition to Trannyshack, has enjoyed success with her outdoor party at El Rio (with DJ Carnita and Stanley Frank), Daytime Realness. She has been seen on the E! Entertainment Network, NBC’s“Trauma” “The Cho Show”, VH1, “Playing it Straight”, Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show”, BBC Television’s “Around the World in 80 Raves”, the Scissor Sister’s “Filthy Gorgeous” video, and as a guest on the Jerry Springer and Ricki Lake shows. In 2011, Heklina introduced Britney Spears for Good Morning America. Theater credits include a starring role in the 2006 Theater Rhino production TROG!, producer and featured actor (in the role of Dorothy Zbornak) in the popular San Francisco Golden Girls plays, and producer and featured actor in Velvet Rage Productions (Sex And The City Live!, Roseanne, Friends Live!). She was voted Community Grand Marshal of the 2004 San Francisco GLBTQ Pride Parade, and was the subject of two documentaries in the 2005 Frameline SF Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. In 2009 she won the Pride Creativity Award for outstanding artistic contribution to the LGBT Community. She is thrilled to be part of a new chapter in SF nightlife, with the opening of the new venue Oasis and the launch of her new weekly show, Mother.
Matthew Martin (Blanche), a native San Franciscan, has been conjuring Bette Davis for many years in SF, NYC LA, and London stage productions including Awe About Eve, Hush Up, Sweet Charlotte, Whatever Happened to B.B. Jane?, and The Star. He starred in the film parodies Hush Up, Sweet Charlotte and Baby Jane?, which premiered in SF’s Frameline Film Festival and was also recently featured in the documentary Queer Icon: The Cult of Bette Davis. He has starred in countless stage productions in SF including Theatre Rhino and multiple productions in town. MM wowed audiences in D’Arcy Drollinger’s productions of Bitch Slap, Disastrous, Shit & Champagne, and Champagne White and the Temple of Poon. An actor, singer, dancer, director, choreographer and man of many faces and voices, Matthew has also incarnated Joan Crawford in a stage parody of her last film Trog, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Garland, Ann Miller, Jane Russell, Susan Hayward, Peggy Lee, Eartha Kitt, Mitzi Gaynor and many other stars of the Silver Screen. MM Has also appeared at many Marc Huestis’ extravaganzas at the Castro Theater. As Blanche Devereaux, he has loved of working with his good friends in The Golden Girls since 2007.
D'Arcy Drollinger (Rose) is an actor, writer, director, choreographer, producer and entrepreneur. Drollinger’s original works include: Bitch Slap, Disastrous, The Temple of Poon, Shit & Champagne, Mr. Irresistible, Project: Lohan, Scalpel!, The Possession of Mrs. Jones, Pink Elephants, Above and Beyond the Valley of the Ultra Showgirls, Suburbia 3000 and The Cereal Killers. D'Arcy is the co-owner of OASIS, voted San Francisco's best nightclub / cabaret. In 2019 Drollinger will direct and star in the feature film Shit & Champagne based on the popular stage show, Other credits include: The Producers (first Broadway production), Hairspray the Musical (first Broadway production). D'Arcy continues to produce, direct and star in the long-running hit stage adaptation of Sex and the City Live. And can be seen as Frank-N-Furter in Ray of Lights yearly production of The Rocky Horror Show. D’Arcy is the creator of Sexitude™, the body-positive, age-positive, sex-positive dance experience based in San Francisco. www.sexitude.com
Holotta Tymes (Sophia) is a female impersonator who was born in Michigan, but relocated to the Bay Area permanently at the age of five. She grew-up performing in local and touring musical theater companies. She started doing voice work for animated cartoons and commercials at very young age. She always enjoyed making people laugh by taking on a character. In her teens she wrote an all-male comedy version of Romeo and Juliet called "Me and Juliet." She toured the show for many years, playing the title role... of Juliet. She began performing at the legendary North Beach cabaret club Finocchio’s in the early 90's until it closed at the end of 1999. Holotta describes herself as a female impersonator doing drag. She has crisscrossed the country, performed with some of the best in the industry, and wowed audiences during a career that has spanned 25 years and counting.
What the Critics Are Saying About - The Golden Girls
“Can’t go wrong with these Golden Girls” - The Examiner
“…Campy in the extreme…” -The San Francisco Chronicle
“A snazzy quartet of the Bay Areas finest drag queens puts the icing…on the Hostess Cupcake.”- SF Bay Guardian
“Drag dignitaries Heklina, Cookie Dough, Matthew Martin and Pollo Del Mar bring it diva style.” - SF Weekly
“These gals have the characters dead on…Sure to make you jolly.” - Gay.com
“All four of the main actors (plus a few others) play their parts superbly and capture the essence of that classic TV sitcom.” - The San Francisco Bay Times
“Local drag sensations will take [The Golden Girls] to new heights.” - The Onion