Friday, October 20, 2017 10:30

Cast Blog: Porcelain

Hello all, I’m Porcelain! You can usually see me playing the roles of Columbia or Janet! To be perfectly honest I have absolutely no idea what to write about here, or more importantly where to start. I guess I should begin with how I became introduced to the wonderful world o f Rocky Horror…
I was approximately 5 years old. It was probably around Halloween time and I remember walking into the living room and seeing Frank N’ Furter on the screen in all his glory. I don’t remember much else. Then maybe 6 years later I was channel surfing and it was on again. It was around the part where Rocky is “born” and I kept it on and watched it and fell in love.  It didn’t become super important to me until after The Perks of Being a Wallflower had come out. I saw the movie in theaters and loved it and then I decided to watch Rocky Horror again and I loved it. That summer I went to see it with a cast in New York. I had to do the traditional “fake an orgasm” in front of my two older cousins and it was humiliating, but all in all it was the best thing ever. It was a whole year until I saw it with a cast again, it was the New York cast again. I went to my first show with the JCCP on November 15th 2014. It was a wonderful, wonderful night. I found out
about it from one of our lovely crew members! Your Highness and a few other crew members came into the restaurant I work at and I was serving them, he was
wearing a JCCP shirt and I complimented it and he said “come to our next show, November 15th” I instantly went to my manager to request the night off. I had it all planned the costume I was gonna wear. Everything.  The night of the show rolled around and I chickened out about the costume, but my god, the show was so
amazing. As I said before, I fell in love.
So, I decided that I wanted to try to be a part of the cast, of course, I completely doubted I’d make it. I also had to wait some time because I was in college still and didn’t think I had time to be in the cast, but school eventually took the back burner because I decided I hated it and I didn’t want to further my education, at least
not right now. I then conjured up the courage to audition, and what do you know…  I got in! Hell yes. I took a while to actually play a character because I still was technically in school and I still lived at home with my grandparents (they raised me) and they were super, super against me even going to shows because Rocky
Horror is “weird” little did they know, I myself am quite weird and am proud of it!  Once I moved out in the summer I finally got to play my first main character, Rocky!  Never did I ever imagine I’d see myself on stage in a gold bra and booty shorts, but I did it, and I felt so free (and pretty hot I might add). I also discovered that I am not a huge fan of that role and I definitely prefer Janet and Columbia. I guess I’d rather be a muscle fan than a muscle man.
Time to get mushy and sentimental, The Rocky Horror Picture Show means so much more to me than I could ever put into words.  So as I said before, my grandparents raised me, this is because when I was younger my parents passed away. I was 11 when my mom passed away so I never got a chance to know her super well, but one thing I did know is that she loved The Rocky Horror Picture Show. It gives me a bond with her that I am so thankful for. I’m a part of a group where being yourself is not only accepted, but almost necessary. I came out as bi-sexual right before joining cast and I never once felt judged about it in my little JCCP family. Recently, I have been going through a really rough time in my personal life and who were some of the first people to text me and make sure I was okay? Members of my JCCP family! They have been there for me more than I could have ever expected, I guess that’s just what family does! I have made so
me of my very best friends within this cast. I couldn’t be more thankful to have every single member of cast and crew in my life.
So, next time you come to a show be sure to come say hi!  Thanks for reading this! I’m not the best writer, so I hope it wasn’t too painful to read.
Much love always,
Porcelain.

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