It’s been a stellar return to the stage for Glace Chase with her production, Triple X. Prior to the COVID closures, cast and crew performed two preview performances at Queensland Theatre in March 2020. At that time, AussieTheatre spoke with Glace, high on rehearsals, and unknowingly before the world went into shut down. Catch up on that story here.
A year on, the team successfully opened the show on 11 March to five-star reviews, and the Queensland season will run until 6 April before coming to Sydney. A Sydney Theatre Company (STC) co-production and directed by STC Associate Director Paige Rattray, Glace Chase’s Triple X will finally see the stage in the company’s newly renovated harbourside home, The Wharf.
Triple X is a tender and brilliantly comic look at social taboos and love out of bounds. Written by, and starring Glace, who is a New York based multiple award winning “trans-queen” / performer / writer / comedienne / bon vivant. Described as “delightfully satanic” by Time Out NY, Glace’s work defies easy categorisation and spans disciplines. Glace created the world’s first Drag Queen Tour Guide business – Dream Queen Tours – named “Best Alternative Tour” by the International Travel & Hospitality Awards and before COVID, she performed nightly across NYC in an array of comedy and storytelling shows.
As a playwright, Glace has won two Griffin Awards and the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award, and Triple X is currently a finalist for prestigious international playwriting award – the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Glace is currently under commission by STC for Drag County.
In Triple X, Scotty is living the dream. A successful Wall Street banker, he has just bought a Tribeca loft for a cool three million and is about to marry his beautiful and loaded girlfriend Kymberley. But Scotty has a secret that will outrage both his conservative mother Deb and progressive sister Claire: his ongoing affair with charismatic trans drag performer Dexie. This is a hysterically funny and wildly provocative love story.
NYC-based, two-time Griffin Award-winner Glace, as both the writer and star of Triple X, provides a deep dive into the unknowable contours of attraction.
Paige Rattray (The Beauty Queen of Leenane) helms a brilliant ensemble cast of Josh McConville (Cloud Nine), Christen O’Leary, Contessa Treffone (The Harp in the South) and Elijah Williams.
Triple X By Glace Chase
Directed by Paige Rattray Designer Renée Mulder
Lighting Designer Ben Hughes
Composer/Sound Designer Kelly Ryall
Intimacy & Fight Director Nigel Poulton
Cast Includes Akos Armont, Glace Chase, Christen O’Leary, Contessa Treffone, Meyne Wyatt