Author Archives: Dennis

About Dennis

Dennis Milam Bensie’s poem “Eight Ball” was published in Greater National Society of Poets, Inc in 1980 when he was a freshman in high school. It was featured thirty years later in his memoir, Shorn: Toys to Men. His short stories, poetry and essays have been featured all over the web and in print. His second book, One Gay American, was chosen as a finalist in both the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and the Indie Excellence Book Awards. His latest book Flit: A Poetry Mashup of Classic Literature has been featured in Kolaj Magazine and was a part of Tribe Magazine’s “Anti-Shame Week”. The author has been a presenter at the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans and at Montana’s very first gay pride festival.

Love’s Labour’s Stain

I have done many of Shakespeare’s plays. The most unusual was a production of Love’s Labour’s Lost that was set in 1960’s Kennedy era. Another essay in “30 Years a Dresser” at Queen Mob’s Teahouse. Love’s Labour’s Stain

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TWI- Theatre While Intoxicated

Queen Mob’s Teahouse published my latest essay in the “30 Years a Dresser” series. Check it out! Theatre While Intoxicated

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Lillian Hellman & Jenny Craig

Years ago, I did a wonderful production of The Little Foxes. Another installment of “30 Years a Dresser” at Queen Mob’s Teahouse. Lillian Hellman and Jenny Craig

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ITO – Thirty Years a Dresser

Queen Mob’s Teahouse just published a new essay of mine. When I was 15, I played Ito, the Asian houseboy, in the musical MAME. Years later, I dressed the actor who played Ito on Broadway with Angela Lansbury. Ito

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IATSE

My latest 30 Years a Dresser column for Queen Mob’s Teahouse is up. IATSE

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Earnest with Debra Messing

The next installment of my Thirty Years A Dresser column is posted at Queen Mob’s Teahouse. This one is titled, “Earnest With Debra Messing” Debra Messing.

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Lynn Redgrave and Betty

The sixth essay for my 30 Years a Dresser column was posted yesterday at Queen Mob’s Tea House. I enjoyed working with Lynn Redgrave. I wish I could say the same for “Betty”. Lynn Redgrave and Betty

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Saints and Sinner’s Literary Festival in New Orleans

Just got back from Saint and Sinner’s LGBT Literary Festival in New Orleans where I was a presenter and served on the memoir and short story panel discussions. Had a wonderful time!

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30 Years a Dresser – Into the Woods

I’m pleased as punch to see my essay about my time dressing Into the Woods. The story is part of a series that Queen Mob’s Teahouse asked me to do about my career in professional theatre. Into the Woods

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30 Years a Dresser – Agnes of God

Queen Mob’s Tea House published the second in my series of essays about my thirty years spent working as a dresser for theatre. I have told this story about working on Agnes of God since 1986. It is wonderful to … Continue reading

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