Rebecca Miller Kratzer Directs 'The Drag' at Fordham University
BY Emma Schillage, November 22, 2021
Theatre student Rebecca Miller Kratzer is directing Mae West’s The Drag at Fordham University. The show runs from November 10 through 20.
The Drag, subtitled A Homosexual Comedy in Three Acts was written under the pseudonym Jane Mast and explores the cost of living with a secret life. Its hero is a closeted gay socialite, Rolly Kingsbury, who comes “from one of the finest families” and is trapped in a loveless marriage. Rolly’s father is a homophobic judge and his father-in-law is a therapist who specializes in gay conversion. The Drag deals with guilt, shame and families falling apart over secrets.
Rebecca Miller Kratzer is a New York-based theatre and opera director. She currently serves as Resident Stage Director and Chief Engagement Officer of Helios Opera. Rebecca formerly served as the Artistic Director of the NEMPAC Opera Project and produced and directed multiple productions in Boston's historic Faneuil Hall. She is the 2020-2021 Directing Fellow at Opera Saratoga. She also recently interned for director Katie Mitchell, working on New Dark Age, a new production at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. She is currently working with director Whitney White on virtual projects and serving as the assistant director for a new production at the Bushwick Starr. She also previously directed and assistant directed with theatre and opera companies including the NEMPAC Opera Project, Opera del West, The Tank NYC, Trinity Repertory Company, The Footlight Club, The Boston Theater Marathon, Bridge Rep of Boston, Hub Theatre Company, Weston Playhouse, and The New York Times.