Festival Get Pegged
John Jarboe + Dieter Rita Scholl
Friday, September 15
It’s the 21st Festival and we’re finally old enough to drink! Celebrate our monthly Get Pegged series with a free Festival performance!
John Jarboe is the Artistic Director of the Bearded Ladies Cabaret. A Philadelphia-based theatre artist, John graduated from the University of Michigan, with a BFA in Theatre. In addition to directing, choreographing, producing and performing with the Beards, John finds time to collaborate outside the cabaret world as an actor, musician, teaching artist and consultant. He volunteers for Attic Youth, a local center that creates opportunities for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth in Philadelphia.
John appeared locally with The Walnut Street Theatre (A Christmas Carol, Love Story, Vincent In Brixton, Arsenic & Old Lace), Theatre Exile (Cock), People’s Light and Theatre (The Rainmaker), Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre (Hamlet, As You Like It) and The Wilma (Macbeth). Some favorite work includes turns as Julia Child in Inside Julia Child (Philly Fringe) and as the title role in The Green Fairy Cabaret (Philly School of Circus and Kimmel Center) which he wrote and performed in as part of the inaugural Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA). He collaborated with Applied Mechanics Theatre Company in Portmanteau, Vainglorious, Overseers and Some Other Mettle, and was a recipient of the 2013 Performing Arts Fellowship from the Independence Foundation.
Dieter Rita Scholl is a German actor, author and chanson artist. Since 1978 he has been on the stage and in front of the camera.
He was especially known for his participation in the Warner-Bothers film of the Venus of István Szabó, in which he played alongside Glenn Close the ballet master, and the ZDF five-piece Der Schattenmann by Dieter Wedel as Mimi, the jewel, He also played a recurring guest role in the RTL series behind bars as a shady drug trafficker Gina. Also in the feature film Lose your head by Stefan Westerwelle he was seen as a dealer. He also contributed to LGBT themes in several documentary films.
On the stage he appeared in the DIVA theater, which he had composed himself, between 2 chairs, which was performed in Munich, Frankfurt/Main and Berlin. In the ensemble piece of women never sleep, an adaptation of the feature film The Women of George Cukor, he played an old-time female writer, and in The Cage by Rick Cluchey, he played the insane mass-murderer Hatchet. He also worked together with an international team of performers in Gritty Glamor at the Ballhaus Naunynstraße in Berlin.
Since 2004, he has also performed with chanson programs, which are often tributes to divas and include French songs.