Proust’d: Dumpsta Players Founder Ricky Paul

The godmother of Philly's queer experimental theater scene answers the Proust Questionnaire.

Tomorrow night, the Dumpsta Players (DP) will etch another notch onto their performance belt with Honey Poo-Poo’s Chick-Fill-A Fashion Show, a vulgar, gender-bending romp that concerns Honey Poo Poo and Mama Poon (I’ll let you make the parallels) as they take part in Kim Kartrashian’s fundraiser to help “sick babies and puppies without borders.” Per usual, it’s going to be sick and absolutely twisted. This week, I sent DP founder Ricky Paul (aka DJ K-Tell) the Proust questionnaire to get a peek into the mind of the godmotherfu*#%er of Philly’s queer-slanted experimental theater scene. Some of the things I discovered? He hates dog poo, adores his eyelashes and don’t be surprised if he tells you to “sashay away” the next time you see him. Here’s more:

What is your idea of perfect happiness? A day without stepping in dog shit. What is the trait you most dislike in yourself? My modesty. What is the trait you most dislike in others? People who insist on bragging about their pets like they’re children. What is your greatest extravagance? Naked juices. What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Decadence. What do you consider the most underrated vice? Organized religion. Which person, living or dead, do you most admire? Terri Schiavo. Which words or phrases do you overuse? Sashay away! What is the quality you most like in a man? Buys Coke at Walgreen’s not Key West. What do you dislike about your appearance? Having too many acquaintances on Facebook. What do you love about your appearance? Eyelashes. What or who is the greatest love of your life? Mr. Peanut. When and where were you happiest? Summers in Helsinki. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Give up my obsession with Dark Shadows. Which talent would you most like to have? Do a split. What do you consider to be your greatest achievement? Vogueing at Raven’s Wedding. If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be? A condom. What is your most treasured possession? Linda Blair in The Exorcist. What do you value most in your friends? Those who give me space and occasionally pick up the check. What makes the perfect drag queen? Commitment. How would you like to die? Strangled with a scarf in the woods. What is your motto? Silliness is the key to life!

Honey Poo Poo’s Chick-Fill-A Fashion Show takes place tomorrow, Feb. 20 at 11 p.m. at Bob and Barbara’s (1509 South St.) Tickets are $1.99 at the door and a portion of the proceeds benefit the Attic Youth Center.

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