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Susana and her many collaborates for the Company Tango Lesbiango. Her collaborators include:

Jennifer FomoreJennifer Fomore, Performer
Jennifer is an honors graduate of The Borough of Manhattan Community College, with an associate's degree in Theatre. She has performed in Susana Cook's The Idiot King three times! Jennifer has performed in the Tribeca Performing Arts Center in the production The Serpent; in the All Stars Project's production of Left of the Moon; and in the Castillo Theatre's production featuring Desmond Richardson's dance piece Homeland Security: Bringing Dr. King Up To Date. Her work in these stunningly peculiar, political, and influential productions has evolved her into an avant-gardist as well as a versatile actress/singer/dancer.
Soraya OdishooSoraya Odishoo
Native New Yorker
Film and Media Nerd
Lead Singer of a Punk Band
Huge Lover of Susanna Cook
Consuelo AriasConsuelo Arias, performer
Consuelo Arias is a Spanish diva. She recently donated her collection of wigs, jewelry, make up and velvets to the company. They love her. She is sexy and adorable. In her free time she is a professor of Spanish at Nassau Community College.
Anni AmbergAnni Amberg, performer
Anni Amberg recently moved to Brooklyn and is very much enjoying
working with the cast and her role in The Idiot King. She also performs as a clown and was a student of Dell’Arte School of Physical Theatre in Blue Lake California and the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. For the last 8 years she has been traveling the world teaching yoga and meditation and is very inspired to have performance at the center of her life once again.

Lucy MackinnonLucy Mackinnon,lighting designer.
Lucy has been working in Susana's shows since she was 15 years old, as photographer, lighting designer, video artist and performer. She has worked on Spic For Export, Dykenstein, 100 years of Attitude, The Values Horror Show and The Idiot King. In this last show she created a video that is shown at the beginning of the show. Now 18, she is leaving soon to study at Harvard University.

Karen JaimeKaren Jaime, performer
Karen is a New York based spoken word/performance artist, cultural activist and writer. Her fiery delivery and in your face style has been gracing audiences since she first put pen to paper at Cornell University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in History and Spanish Literature with a concentration in Latin American Studies. She first slammed at the Nuyorican Poets' Café in 1998 and since then has performed at The Bottom Line Cabaret, Bluestockings Women's Bookstore, CBGB's, The Town Hall and at colleges throughout the U.S. and Latin America. In the summer of 2002, she performed and co-produced "The Mystique of Fly" in the Queer@HERE theater festival held at HERE Theater. She is the former curator/SlamMistress of the Friday Night Slam at the Nuyorican Poets Café. Currently, a PhD. candidate in the Department of Performance Studies at New York University, she recently received a Rockefeller Humanities Research Fellowship.

Felice ShaysFelice Shays, actor.
Felice loved up and tortured Susana for several years now, since 1996 at The Service Economy Vaudeville. She also performed in Cook's Gross National Product, Hot Tamales, Rats, Dykenstein, Butch Fashion Show in the Femme Auto Body Shop and The Values Horror Show.

Felice's one woman-shows Felice Brutality, Jew Hungry?, PsychoSemitic, The Temporary Flesh, and Naked Femmes on Crutches demand that she hangs - singing - from the ceiling and fists watermelons - huh - something akin to her life off the stage.

MistahMistah aka Denise Coles
Mistah has been a part of Susana's troupe since 1997. An accomplished playwright, (The Family, At The Office, and A Work In Progress), Mistah also enjoys the occasional spotlight. Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow will deter Mistah from being in Susana Cook's productions ... it’s been 7 and counting!

Saira RamoutarSaira Ramoutar, actor
Saira Ramoutar is been part of Susana's company since 1997. She has performed in Bitches are a Girl's Best Friend, Rats, Gross National Product, Hot Tamale and The Fraud. She then abandoned us to become a nurse, RN or FNP, we are not sure. She is coming back soon, we miss her, she is handsome and
phenomenal.

Migdalia JimenezMigdalia Jimenez, actor
Migdalia has been part of the company since 1999. She performed in Conga Guerrilla Forest, The Fraud, Hamletango and The Values Horror Show. She works as a personal trainer.

D'LoD'Lo, performer
D'Lo is a bi-coastal gay Tamil Sri Lankan-American, political performance artist and music producer, currently causing the most trouble in Los Angeles. Her work includes comedy, theatre, dance, poetry, and music. She has been described as "a fierce bolt of creative and comedic energy" and has trained in South Indian Music and Dance in addition to her degree in ethnomusicology from UCLA and training in sound engineering. Her work includes collaborating with several performance groups; solo shows at college campuses nationally, in the UK and India; and opening for Spearhead. She also works with diverse youth as a teaching artist. Her work creates spaces for open dialogue and creative exchange. Last year, D'Lo had a sold-out NYC run of her first play "Ballin With My Bois" and recently, she has been organizing arts events to raise more money for Sri Lankan relief efforts. She has performed in Susana's shows since 2002. dloco@prodigy.net
Simba YangalaSimba Yangala, performer
She is an African dancer and performer from Zaire. She works as a teacher. She joined the group in 2004 and this is her family now.

Sandra R. Garcia Sandra R. Garcia
Sandra is the founder and publisher of Queer Ramblings Magazine, http://www.queerramblings.com

Jaz Cruz, performer
Jaz is excited to be sharing her debut performence with the sexy cast of The Idiot King. She is a visual artist, youth educator and community organizer for over 10 years. Jaz Cruz is the co-producer of Rivers Of Honey at WOW theater Cafe and the co-founder and photographer of Lesbian Charcoal at her home in Brooklyn, which works towards bringing an end to homophobia through art and education.
Jose Maria Armenter, performer
Jose is a Renaissance androgyne from the Canary Islands who has been living in New York City since 1978. He is a musician and composer, a master in the art of engraving, an intergalactic jewelry designer, and extraterrestrial sculptor. The Idiot King (groombride,courtesan,gang ...)is his first appearance on the stage as an actor. www.thegallaghergroup.net/html/josemaria.html
Glenn Smulyan, performer
Glenn is a performance artist, passionate dancer, sex educator, and beauty pageant queen (Miss LEZ 2006). Glenn graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a BA in performance and directing. In the past 5 years has been bending New York City over and fucking it in the ass..... really hard. Beginning with the original ensemble piece "Where the Women Are" (Women's Center Stage at the Culture Project, Lady Fest East at Theater for the New City and a grant from Liberty Partnership Program In NYC public schools ) the Portland Phoneix called Glenn's work "Performance Art that pushes the envelope without pushing the audience away" Smulyan then went on to collaborate with "Foursome" for the Queer at Here fest. As a solo artist you may have seen Glenn at Joe's Pub, Galapagos Art Space,Ars Nova, 3rd Ward, DancPod (P.S 122, and PICA) Glenn has done everything from Shakespeare at churches in Harlem to late night shows at the Cock.
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