With 16 original songs, Alexander weaves these encounters into a raw and uplifting story that will is performed by some of New York’s legendary and rising drag and trans performers. In addition to Alexander, music composers are Laurent Caillat, Eli Escobar, Rami Ramirez, Kevin Aviance, & Uri Dalal. Choreography by Antyon LeMonte. Mr. Alexander directs.
Paul E Alexander was born in Jamaica and moved to the Bronx at 7 years old. He graduated from the High School of Art & Design and Parson’s School of Design. He worked as a luxury window designer for Bergdorf-Goodman, Hermes, Henri Bendel, Fendi and Patricia Field for 10 years. Paul was heavily involved in the Jackie 60 club phenomenon. It was during this time, he met partners Nashom & JoJo Americo. The three would form the pop group The Ones. They found quick success particularly with their hit song, FLAWLESS which later became a top 10 pop hit. The song was then covered by George Michael. Although no longer touring, The Ones continue to have dedicated fan base who follow the band at NYC special events. Paul has performed on the downtown theater circuit and is actively involved in the Howl Festival. Paul is now working on theater projects and is proud to be presenting Trinkets at the Gene Frankel Theater.
Created & Directed by Paul E Alexander
Honey Davenport, Mercedes Torres, Jay Knowles, Antyon LeMonte, Kita Update, Kevin Aviance, Michael Joseph Robinson, Jasmine D. Ellis, Isabel Lodge, Burgandy Williams, Celso Satori, Vincent Miller, Tyler Waage & Gail Thacker.
Lyrics by Paul E Alexander
Musical composers: Paul E Alexander, Laurent Caillat, Eli Escobar, Rami Ramirez, Kevin Aviance, & Uri Dalal
Choreography by Antyon LeMonte
Wigs- Steven Perfidia Kirkham
Some Costumes-Alpana Bawa, David Dalrymple, Delicia Glam
Set Design- Zachery A Serafin
Lighting Design- Joe D’Emilio
Stage Manager- Thomas Gordon
Asst Stage Manager- Bobby Anchondo
Gail Thacker (Producer)
Gail Thacker, Artist and Artistic Director since 2005. Her work has been supportive of the artistic community in lower Manhattan. She has worked with artists such as Stephen Tashjian (Tabboo), Ethan Shoshan, Chi Chi Valenti and downtown artists who focus on keeping a sense of underground art and performance alive.
Gene Frankel Theater
Gene Frankel’s tutelage touched countless actors, and led many of them to success. His classrooms had produced a wealth of talent, whose influence is seen in all aspects of theatre, film, and television. Walter Matthau, Anne Bancroft, and Raul Julia are a few of the many successes who have been taught or directed by Frankel. Frankel’s 1961 production of Jean Genet’s “The Blacks” at once launched the careers of James Earl Jones, Cicely Tyson, Louis Gossett, Jr., Maya Angelou, and Roscoe Lee Browne. Praised by critics and audiences alike, it is regarded as one of the most important productions in recent U.S. theatre history–a seminal production in African-American theatre. The 24 Bond Arts Center’s mission is to nurture living playwrights and artists expressing contemporary identity and are focused on reviving NoHo as a cauldron of LGBTQI art and ideas by producing new works