& PERFORMERS CREATIVITY THRU TRANSGENDERISM
- Drag Performer
Cashetta practically tap-danced
her way out of the womb, destined from birth to a life
on the stage. It was no shock to her parents that their
child was "special", devouring every chance for the spotlight
and basking in it's glory. Seizing every opportunity to
perform, from school shows to countless community theater
productions, Cashetta knew what she wanted and arrived
in NYC in 1991 to get it.
She originally set out to be on Broadway but learned after
a few auditions that the Great White Way was too crowded
and didn't offer much of a chance for a "girl like her".
While she continued to make the rounds she tried a string
of hopeless professions from advertising sales to automobile
sales. Finally she had an idea that would totally change
In 1994, Cashetta created
her own public access television show, Cashetta Forever.
It was a weekly sketch comedy show that was mostly improvisational
and always hysterical. Although time and budget conflicts
put an end to the production after only one season, she
knew that she was destined for drag! Just about the time
the show ended a new drag theme restaurant was opening
called Lips. Cashetta wedged her way in as a cashier and
quickly rose to the star of the show. It wasn't long before
a lot of guts and hard work began to pay off and the buzz
around town was that Cashetta was hot! She began making
free appearances at other performers shows to get noticed
and it worked like a charm. Soon audiences were coming
to see her night after night and she started getting booked
all over NYC. They rest, as they say, is history.
Cashetta is among the select few who sing live - combine
that with her sharp wit and impeccable a package. She
has also shared the stage with many celebrities including
Eartha Kitt, Betty Buckley, Chita Rivera, Kristine W.,
Charo, Debbie Harry and Jimmy Sommerville. Her ability
to perform for any type of audience is unparalleled and
her material is so diverse and entertaining she always
leaves audiences screaming "Encore"! She currently travels
with her one woman show internationally and can be seen
regularly in NYC when not on the road.