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Wednesday, 16 November 2011 13:44

Creative Guru and Director Robert Wilson and Playwright and Actor Charles Busch Have Been Named to the OUT100

Creative Guru and Director Robert Wilson and Playwright and Actor Charles Busch have been named to the OUT100. 

{module ad_left_body}Prolific avant-garde director Robert Wilson, 70, is known to be radical and opaque in his work.   He’s quick to embrace things that are difficult. “What’s wrong with illusion?” he asks.   “I hate naturalism.  I like things that are artificial.”  Wilson, who has been out from a young age, says “I don’t dwell on it.”    His OUT100 portrait, by Gavin Bond, can be viewed here: http://www.out.com/out-exclusives/out100/2011/11/03/17th-annual-out100#slide-34, along with a sneak-peak and exclusive content of this year’s OUT100 honorees. 

Charles Busch first attracted attention by transforming himself as a campy female impersonator in his comic play. Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, back in the early 80’s, which became one of the longest-running shows in Off-Broadway history.  He proved his mainstream appeal with The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, which moved to Broadway and garnered Tony nominations in 2000.   This year, the consummate performer and tireless writer performed in a nun’s wimple in a long-running Off-Broadway production of his play, Divine Sister, and saw another of his works, Olive and the Bitter Herbs.