Biography

 

Drae has an eclectic career as an EMCEE, comedian, director, actor, storyteller and all around entertainer. Drae received a BFA in Theater from the University of The Arts in Philadelphia. While at School Drae certified as an ‘actor/combatant’with the SAFD. She also spent a summer in New York performing in Stonewall,a musical directed by the renowned Tina Landau.

Drae has appeared on many stages all over but mostly in New York city. As a director Drae has proudly created and developed several pieces including NERVE,a theatrical dance piece at HERE and MUMIA,a one-man show that toured New York,Iceland and San Francisco. In 2009,Drae received a space grant from the Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX) to develop and create a theater piece featuring  women who are over the age of 60. Additionally, Drae wrote and starred in the short film YOU MOVE ME with Rebecca Drysdale. YOU MOVE ME won the Audience Award for Outstanding Narrative Short at OUTFEST in Los Angeles, 2010,the Jury Award as well as Audience Favorite for a narrative short at the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival,2010 and The Audience Award for Best Women’s Short at the 2010 Atlanta Out On Film festival. YOU MOVE ME has screened

at Bevin Branlandingham’s Rebel Cupcake party

in festivals all over the world.

Currently Drae is still performing all over NYC and on the internet.  She hosts and curates a live monthly show called TELL. TELL is a queer storytelling show that happens every month at The Bureau Of General Services Queer Division. Look out for a forthcoming podcast of TELL in 2017!IMG_4588