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.

Auntie’s Books – Spokane

Just confirmed another FLIT event at Auntie’s Books in Spokane, WA. I’ll be there mashing up new poems and reading from the book. I’ve never been to Spokane and I’m very excited. Reading from FLIT

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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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