Cast Bios

Some of this stuff might be true, some might be false, all might be funny.

Stage Name: Collette Tepes

  • Characters with Transvestite Soup: Trixie, Magenta, Frank N Furter, Criminologist, and more
  • Started with TS: A while ago
  • Age: she natively speaks an obscure Romanian dialect, linguists have attributed to the medieval Carpathians around Sighisoara.
  • Pronouns: they/them, she/her
  • Home State/Region: Wallachia
  • Acting Experience: She has a lot of acting experience, as if it were more than one could possibly accumulate in one human lifetime.
  • Favorite part of acting with Transvestite Soup: It pays homage, to the greatest region in the world, Transylvania.
  • Profession: She slaves for an evil corporation while she bides her time to return in all her glory as Voivoda of Wallachia
  • Hobbies: Staying up late, avoiding sunlight, recruiting and coordinating Romanian transplant doctors, and volunteering at the blood bank.
  • Acting Inspiration: Max Shreck, is dreamy…even if he is a little over the top.
  • Education: The finest education a Romanian Royal family member could achieve before studying abroad in the Ottoman Empire.
  • Awards: Most likely to win a Halloween decorating contest, Impaler of the Year (47 years running), Employee of the Month 3 times (then they hired that floozy Brittany!)
  • Comments about Collette from other cast members: “She always invites the other cast members back to her place for bloody mary’s”, “She is fast, like really fast”, “her skin is so soft and pale, it literally burns in the sun”, “She has a certain royal “je ne sais quoi” about her, as if she were descended from royalty”, and “she kinda got really excited when I cut my finger on the edge of the stage and needed a band-aid….. like creepily excited

Stage Name: Courtney

  • Characters with Transvestite Soup: Brad, Janet, Rocky, and others
  • Started with TS: A while ago
  • Age: 28
  • Pronouns: she/her
  • Home State: New York
  • Acting Experience: She was introverted until she fell in love with Jack Napier, they met at Arkham and it is just crazy love at first sight, now not so introverted.
  • Favorite part of acting with Transvestite Soup: The fun costumes.
  • Profession: Mob Moll/Psychologist
  • Hobbies: Cooking vegetarian indian dishes, growing prize winning petunias, recovery room nursing for organ transplant patients, and roller derby.
  • Acting Inspiration: Margot Robbie
  • Education: B.S. Nursing University Nebraska, Omaha, and Ph.D. Psychology, Gotham University.
  • Awards: Who’s Who in Forensic Psychology (2019), “Best Hot Dish”, St. John’s Lutheran Church Potluck (2021), and “Most Dazzling Petunia”, Minnesota Horticultural Society 2018, 2019, 2021, and 2022.
  • Comments about Courtney from the other cast: “Remember last year when little Suzy drowsily came out of the anesthesia and told Courtney, “Thank you for the kidney”, that was so heartwarming.”, “She is such a kind and caring person, people leave such awesome reviews when she works the recovery room”, and “She is a big fan of the $4 gallon jugs of tequila you get at the gas station outside of Tijuana, I have seen her down 2 of them in one sitting, how does she do that? She is like 105 lbs, so, by my calculations, drinking 16 lbs of tequila should make her about 13% tequila.”

Stage Name: Grover

  • Characters with Transvestite Soup: Janet, Criminologist, and Rocky
  • Started with TS: September 2022
  • Age: 29
  • Pronouns: they/them
  • Home State: New Jersey
  • Acting Experience: they has acted innocent in the past.
  • Favorite part of acting with Transvestite Soup: The Gold Rocky Costume
  • Profession: Grover doesn’t talk about their work much, but seems to know a lot about U.S. foreign policy
  • Hobbies: Krav Maga, organ extraction, international travel, Aikido, gourmet dining, rock climbing and driving formula one racecars
  • Acting Inspiration: Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde
  • Education: International Relations, NYU, New York with a minor in exercise science, School of the America’s Honor Graduate.
  • Awards: Black Belt in Krav Maga, Black Belt in Aikido, best Waterboarder (SOA), Expert pistol marksmanship (SOA)
  • Comments about Grover from other cast members: “Grover can speak at least 5 languages fluently and sounds native with no American accent”, “Once killed the president of Paraguay with a cocktail fork”, and “When Grover works quickly we can get the goods harvested and on ice without having to waste money on chloroform”.

Stage Name: Helen

  • Characters with Transvestite Soup: Magenta, Criminologist, Columbia, Riff Raff, and more
  • Started with TS: 2015
  • Age: she is an adult adult, the rest of us are just goof offs who need her organization skills
  • Pronouns: she/her
  • Home State/Region: Yorkshire
  • Acting Experience: She has a lot of acting credentials, we see her in lots of stuff around the twin cities.
  • Favorite part of acting with Transvestite Soup: It is Rocky Horror, how can one pick a favorite part.
  • Profession: She like does zoom meetings for some important job.
  • Hobbies: Vegan gourmet cooking, organ transplant debt collection/repossession, drinking herbal teas, single parent caring for her teenage daughter who has a blood disease,  and epic costume parties.
  • Acting Inspiration: Campy sci-fi movies and rock operas.
  • Education: She is super smart, so probably is educated or something.
  • Awards: Most Fabulous Actor or Actress at Fringe Festival six years running, lettered in high school debate, Co-President of her high school German Club, SAS operative of the year (2018), and best Zombie Kill of the Week for Jan 5-11.
  • Comments about Helen from other cast members: “She always has a teapot on for guests”, “Her skill with a blade is amazing”, “her crocheted blankets are so beautiful and soft”, “She is a amazingly strong and fast”, “Her acting skill is inspiring”, and “She makes sure to have tea and fresh crumpets available at every rehearsal”

Stage Name: Judy

  • Characters with Transvestite Soup: Prop thrower, Ralph, Betty
  • Started with TS: 2023
  • Age: she is another responsible person who keeps us goof offs in line
  • Pronouns: she/her
  • Home State: Chihuahua
  • Acting Experience: She acts like she has experience.
  • Favorite part of acting with Transvestite Soup: The comraderies amongst the cast and crew
  • Profession: Over the Road Truck Driver
  • Hobbies: Swimming, transplant organ delivery, rock collecting, money laundering, painting, and pampering grandkids.
  • Acting Inspiration: Ernest Borgnine
  • Education: Ph.D. in Biochemistry
  • Awards: NASA emerging scientist award, best dressed in high school, West Texas Arm Wrestling Champion (Bantam Division), Portland Heavy Metal Knitting Champion (2004)
  • Comments about Judy from other cast members: “She tosses the pool noodles like a professional pool noodle tosser”, “Three drinks and she is shouting call backs as if she were Richard O Brien.”, “Her paintings are epic and we should have her do more of them”, and “She wasn’t the truck driver in the Pee Wee Herman movie, but if you get her angry she could become that truck driver?”

Stage Name: Kaarina

  • Characters with Transvestite Soup: Magenta, Criminologist, and Janet
  • Started with TS: 2018
  • Age: 31
  • Pronouns: she/her
  • Home State/Region: Alabama
  • Acting Experience: Give her four tequila shots and she knows she can win an Academy Award.
  • Favorite part of acting with Transvestite Soup: Shouting Callbacks!
  • Profession: Etsy crocheted dolly maker/seller
  • Hobbies: Gardening, reading trashy sci fi novels, organizing her library by the dewey decimel system during the winter months, ether anesthesia for transplant patients, arranging her library under the library of congress system in the summer months.
  • Acting Inspiration: Kathy Bates in Misery
  • Education: She knows lots of stuff, like the names of the seven dwarfs, the years of production of every major Disney film since 1943, and the exact dosage of ether needed to lower the heart rate to 45 bpm and hold it there to avoid awkward squirming.
  • Awards: “Most Energetic Mouseketeer” 2001 on Mickey’s Clubhouse, Tastiest Blueberry Kringle” at the Norwood/Youngamerica Stiftungfest 2015, “Most Likely to Become a Scientist” Jefferson High School Class of 2010, and guessed the correct number of jelly beans in a jar in 5th grade.
  • Comments about Kaarina from other cast members: “Her voice carries callbacks across the theater like a siren song drawing you in”, “Kaarina brings a noble air to the criminologist character with her innate class and poise”, “I don’t think she was ever trained in anesthesia, but she is way better than Chris who used to just slosh ether all over the place making everyone dizzy.”, and “She crocheted that cute Frankenfurter doll for the costume contest prize last December”

Stage Name: Kat

  • Characters with Transvestite Soup: Columbia
  • Started with TS: September 2022
  • Age: 820 million seconds
  • Pronouns: she/her
  • Home State: Florida
  • Acting Experience: Kat, can tap dance, like really tap dance (which is how Little Nell got originally cast)
  • Favorite part of acting with Transvestite Soup: The excitement, the energy, and the spontaneity.
  • Profession: Waitress/Bouncer at Waffle House.
  • Hobbies: Baking cookies, knitting socks for orphans, volunteering as a Sunday school teacher, and slipping mickies to marks at all night diners.
  • Acting Inspiration: Waffle House Wendy
  • Education: Kat has a Masters of Fine Arts, Dance (ballet) with three minors in Chemistry, Toxicology, and Pharmaceuticals.
  • Awards: Most profitable waitress 6 months in a row, Jacksonville Florida Police Department supporter of the year award (for her volunteer work helping the cops identify the poison used in a string of abductions from area diners, and six curtain calls at her senior show of The Nutcracker.
  • Comments about Kat from other cast members: “Kat is an excellent baker, her zucchini bread is to die for”,  “Kat brought the greatest cookies, I just had one, they are awesome….I feel kinda woozy….”, and “Ever since Kat started with epic reflexes, staff injuries have dropped 60%”.

Stage Name: Mattie the Molly

  • Characters with Transvestite Soup: Rocky, Dr. Scott, Eddie, Criminologist, with more to come
  • Started with TS: August 2023
  • Age: 24
  • Pronouns: they/them, she/her
  • Home State: Minnesota
  • Acting Experience: various community theater shindigs, DragonflyTV, another shadow cast in Wisconsin
  • Favorite part of acting with Transvestite Soup: Shouting call lines that make the cast and audience laugh their asses off
  • Profession: Being a woodland creature who performs ritual song and dance
  • Hobbies: writing fiddle tunes and dance choreography, digitizing physical media of various origin, compulsively cleaning their house, speaking French to scare their friends
  • Acting Inspiration: Ewan McGregor, Bright Lights Big City 1988
  • Education: University of Wisconsin Madison, triple B.A. degrees in Data Hoarding, Sea Shanties, and French
  • Awards: World Record for Fastest Time to Drink a Pint of Water, World Record for Largest Quantity of Useless Knowledge about Steely Dan, Voted Most Likely to Become a Mongoose
  • Comments about Mattie from other cast members: “O+ blood type makes them a universal donor” , “Mattie is really fucking annoying when they start stimming about whatever they’re hyperfixating on at the moment”, and “Dang, they have really nice organs; they should make a trip to a makeshift hospital in Albania”

Stage Name: Ren

  • Characters with Transvestite Soup: Janet
  • Started with TS: September 2022
  • Age: 23
  • Pronouns: they/them, he/him
  • Home State: Louisiana
  • Acting Experience: Lots of fun acting and costuming.
  • Favorite part of acting with Transvestite Soup: Getting up on stage and being in RHPS
  • Profession: Graphic Design
  • Hobbies: Sketching with oil pastels, feeding her piranha aquarium, organ donor recruitment, interior decorating, rollerblading around Bde Maka Ska
  • Acting Inspiration: Jenna Ortega, in Wednesday Addams
  • Education: B.A. Fine Arts, University of California Berkeley.
  • Awards: Finisher North Shore Rollerblading 1/2 marathon (2019), Transvestite Soup Costume Contest Winner (2021), and Best Little Angel in Catholic Elementary School Christmas Pageant (2007).
  • Comments about Ren from other cast members: “Ren actually can act, unlike us amateurs”, “Ren’s costuming is on point”, and “We should put Ren to work on props”, “Ren can tell just by looking at someone if they are O+, the universal donor”, and “Ren’s art skills are great and our props won’t look so shitty”.

Stage Name: Schweddy

  • Characters with Transvestite Soup: Rocky, Janet, Brad, and Betty
  • Started with TS: 2021
  • Age: Super Old, like in his 50s or something
  • Pronouns: he/him
  • Home State: Drunk in Minnesota
  • Acting Experience: Wait, he needed acting experience to get on the cast?
  • Favorite part of acting with Transvestite Soup: The Gold Shorts
  • Profession: Successfully fights Darwinism
  • Hobbies: Whiskey, rollerskating, harvesting fresh transplant organs, and rollerskating with whiskey.
  • Acting Inspiration: Milton Waddems from “Office Space”
  • Education: Some seriously boring nerd shit
  • Awards: First Place Cross Country Hitchhiking Race, Lettered in both Math and Latin Teams, First Place Jalapeno Eating Contest, Runner up for Employee of the Month 37 months in a row (he kept losing to the shop’s Labrador retriever),  and Participation trophies in 29 intermural sports.
  • Comments about Schweddy from other cast members: “He looks like a dorkierversion of Garrison Kellor”, “Do we even let him out of the basement?”, “Isn’t he the guy on America’s Most Wanted, for stealing kidneys in seedy motels?”,  “Don’t tell him, I have his Red Stapler”, “He is pretty good”, and “STOP WHINING, Schweddy, get out there and sell the prop bags!!!!”

Stage Name: Sofia

  • Characters with Transvestite Soup: Magenta and Janet
  • Started with TS: August 2023
  • Age: 28
  • Pronouns: they/them
  • Home State/Region: Troms og Finnmark, Norway
  • Acting Experience: 3 years starring in an off Broadway production of Cats
  • Favorite part of acting with Transvestite Soup: Tossing rolls of toilet paper around a theater and not having to clean them up.
  • Profession: Profile Ghostwriter
  • Hobbies: Costuming, sewing, LARPing, suturing, baking keto friendly pastries, embroidery, empowering crystals, and restoring their classic 1930s Sears and Roebuck kit home to its former glory.
  • Acting Inspiration: Velma in classic Scooby Doo cartoons.
  • Education: Bachelors of Arts, Juilliard School and Masters of Fine Arts, Juilliard School.
  • Awards: Full Scholarship to Juilliard School, blue ribbon for their cross stitch (Hennepin County Fair 2006), 2015 Shorty Award for their funniest tweet.
  • Comments about Sofia from other cast members: “Remember when we had that donor whining on and on about how we were stealing his kidney, so Sofia cross-stitched a Grumpy Bear into his suture line?”,  “Sofia makes the best costumes, they are screen accurate!”, and “The frosted sugar cookies they made for the holiday party were delicious, normally keto stuff tastes like sawdust and sadness.”

Stage Name: Tawny

  • Characters with Transvestite Soup: Frankenfurter, Trixie, and others.
  • Started with TS: 2013
  • Age: The sea salt tanned skin, the air of a woman who has lived on the sea defies age.
  • Pronouns: she/her
  • Home State: Minnesota
  • Acting Experience: In high school acted in Pirates of Penzance and found her true calling.
  • Favorite part of acting with Transvestite Soup: The campy music.
  • Profession: High Seas Entrepreneur
  • Hobbies: Drinking Rum, singing sea shanties, organ donor disposal, needlepoint, fencing and sailing.
  • Acting Inspiration: Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Education: Summa Cum Laude, Pirate Certificate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
  • Awards: MIT Fencing Champion (2001-4) and captained the yacht, “Fragrant Salty Nuts”, to win the Bermuda Yacht Club 400 mile Race Winner (2015 and 2017)
  • Comments about Tawny from other cast members: “She is an amazing sailor, she can dodge the U.S. Coast Guard by hugging the shore without running lights”, “She can load, transport, dump a donor in international waters and be back in port before sunrise”, and “She can swing a cutlass like a jedi.”

Stage Name: Wayne

  • Crew member extraordinaire, Security, and Protection Services for our “VIP” guests
  • Started with TS: 2021
  • Age: 34
  • Pronouns: he/him
  • Home State: Minnesota
  • Experience: Roadie for the Rolling Stones, fought a Bengal Tiger in Thailand for 135 Baht and a bottle of scotch, 5 years running dirtbike vanguard for Coyotes working the border of Tijuana and San Diego
  • Favorite part of acting with Transvestite Soup: Standing on the stage during the approach to the castle and getting hit by lightning.
  • Profession: Bounty hunter
  • Hobbies: Listening to Van Halen, Motorcycling, patrolling the perimeter of spas to protect VIP guests in Tijuana, drinking Jamison, and taxidermy
  • Inspiration: The Canadian National Treasure, Rush, Geddy Lee
  • Education: Ph.D. from the School of Hard Knocks
  • Awards: First Place Baja Off Road Motorcycle Rally (2015), Blue Ribbon 7th grade Science Fair, and Best Bass Player in the 2007 Battle of the Bands, Rick’s Bar, St. Cloud, MN
  • Comments about Wayne from other cast members: “Remember that one time, one of our Romanian VIPs refused to work without a pint of Tuica plum brandy, Wayne rode through arroyos and a storm sewer culvert to cross the border to a small liquor store in San Ysidro and back in less than an hour?”, “When he is on perimeter, no one disrupts our work”, and “He once was protecting one of our guests who got drunk and punched a mid-level cartel boss, Wayne tossed him on the back of his bike and whisked him to Acapulco where a rival cartel would protect him”.

Stage Name: Ziz

  • Characters with Transvestite Soup: Columbia and Magenta
  • Started with TS: 2021
  • Age: 27
  • Pronouns: they/them
  • Home State: Lithuania
  • Acting Experience: Much anime voice work, translation amongst Japanese, English, Estonian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Latin, and Shizz.
  • Favorite part of acting with Transvestite Soup: They like the promotions, the energy and the excitement.
  • Profession: Computer Programmer Extraordinaire
  • Hobbies: Pokemon Go, Anime short reel production, dark net money laundering, eating cereal in flannel pajamas, and cryptocurrency manipulation.
  • Acting Inspiration: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Education: UC Berkeley Computer Engineering almost graduated with Magna Cum Laude, but a few inconsistencies in the registration software resulted in their quiet exit before graduation.
  • Awards: 100% perfect attendance at school Kindergarten through 12th grade (at least no recorded tardies or absences in the attendance software), has captured through Pokemon Go raids 9/10 of the legendary pokemon (Mega Latios still eludes them), has led the defense of 8 of the world’s top 10 gyms, has captured 683 of the 700 regular pokemon, they won the random computer-drawn Iowa lottery 7 times, and voted “Most likely to become tech mogul by their graduating class.”
  • Comments about Ziz from other cast members: “Ziz is wicked smart, they told me to buy bitcoin, then at 11:30 on a saturday night to sell it as it skyrocketed to triple the price before crashing, like a modern day Nostradamus”, “Ziz had a tip that the maracas for prop bags would drop in price for an hour window, so we were able to buy them at pennies on the dollar”, “They are a wiz with banking transactions, everything looks on the up and up and our payroll looks amazing, like we all work for a cleaning company instead of in the illicit organ industry”, “Didn’t Wired magazine run and article on how Ziz used AI to program a small army of drones to independently recharge and fly around Pokestops to guard the 17 most visited Pokemon Go gyms in the U.S.?”,  “They are the only person I know who can tell the difference between the Lucky Charms marshmallows by taste alone”.