• Mae West “Dirty Blonde” Timeline

    Mae West pictured Before you Go: The timeline below contains all of the plays and films referenced in the play DIRTY BLONDE.  If you want to familiarize yourself with the selected plays/films inserted…

  • Dirty Blonde

      Welcome to Triad Stage’s dramaturgical site for Claudia Shear’s Dirty Blonde.  This site has been created for actors and audience perusal and will be updated throughout the rehearsal process.  Please click the…

  • Mae West

     Portrait of Mae West in Belle of Nineties directed by Leo McCarey, 1934. Mae (Mary Jane) West was born on August 17, 1893.  Beginning as a vaudeville and burlesque performer, Mae West would…

  • Bob Stillman

    Writer, Musician, and Actor Bob Stillman Welcome to another “DIRTY BLONDE CONNECTION” Bob Stillman composed the Music and Lyrics for Claudia Shear’s Dirty Blonde.  He also arranged the music. Education: Bob studied piano…

  • Dirty Blonde Glossary

    Welcome!  This site is a production glossary resource for Triad Stage’s production of Claudia Shear’s Dirty Blonde.  Please scroll below to view select vocabulary to learn, refresh, and become greater acclimated to Dirty…

  • Albatross

    Dirty Blonde — Interesting vocabulary Albatross: A large white ocean bird that has very long wings  Note: Mae West’s play entitled Sex was originally entitled The Albatross.  The title (The Albatross) is in…

  • About the Playwright – Dirty Blonde

    Learn more about the playwright behind Triad Stage’s upcoming production of Dirty Blonde directed by Bryan Conger, an Artistic Associate at Triad Stage. Claudia Shear – playwright/ actress Photo Credit: Broadway.com Born in…

  • Vaudeville – Dirty Blonde –

    Vaudeville  Vaudeville is a term you will hear referenced in Triad Stage’s spring production of Dirty Blonde.  According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, in the United States the term connotes a light entertainment popular…