The inimitable Aida Cupcake is set to take Vancouver by storm in Drag me to the Opera. In our latest blog feature, we meet Steven Morton (the human behind the headdress) to find out what to expect from his fierce and fabulous alter-ego.
Briefly introduce yourself/your company…
I am a multi-hyphenate from Calgary, AB. I’ve worked in almost all aspects of theatre on and off the stage. I love evaluating effective storytelling and hope I bring that in this one-man show.
What is it that makes your work/company unique?
This is not your typical drag show but it is drag! This is not typical opera but it is operatic! This story is dynamic with highs, lows and lot’s of heart.
What kind of experience do you hope audiences will have during your show?
For many people it might be their first time enjoying drag or opera. Ultimately I want to entertain and inspire people to embrace their unique voice.
Without spoilers, tell us what you think audiences will remember most about your show?
Many people have a favourite wig or costume. Some remember an aria that was familiar. Others remember how they felt watching the show.
What do you think is the best thing about the Fringe?
Meeting and connecting with people through creativity. Seeing what people have come up with to share and talking to them about it and the process.
What is the most important thing you hope audiences will take away from your show?
You are enough. Embrace your unique voice whether you’re singing or making a stand for yourself and what you believe in.