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Alison Garrigan
Born September 1958 (age 51–52)
Occupation Actor, Singer, Costume designer

Alison Garrigan aka Alison Hernan[1] (born September 1958) is an American actor, singer, and costume designer, the daughter of actors Jonathan and Jo Farwell. She is well-known for playing both male and female roles.



She has performed in gothic/industrial bands as well and has a cabaret/nightclub act with Michael Seevers called Torch.[2] She is a self-described "goth-punk vampire bat".[3] She and co-writer/guitarist Dennis Yurich reformed their Goth band "Queue Up" in 2008.[1]

She appeared in David Hansen's I Hate This.[4]

She is married, mother of a grown up son, and is openly bisexual.[3][5]

She played Dr. Frank-N-Furter in Cleveland Public Theatre's Christmas production of "The Rocky Horror Show" in 2006, having previously played the part of Janet.[6]

In January 2007 she starred in Ms. Adventures , 'a one-woman safari through the American gender jungle' by Michael Sepesy.[7]. The show was revived in 2008.[8]

In December 2007 she appeared in the musical Pulp. Of her part it was said, "It's Alison Garrigan's Viviane, however, that dominates. The constantly employed Garrigan, whether in musical or straight parts, never fails to impress"[9] and "[Garrigan] slinks around in a gown (she's also the costume designer) in a way sure to excite folks of any sexual orientation."[10]. About her part in The Breakup Notebook: The Lesbian Musical in February 2008 it was said, "At the peak of comic perfection, Alison Garrigan etches out a nervous lesbian with bisexual pretensions".[11]




  • Zillah in Bright Room Called Day
  • Morgan le Fey in Discordia
  • Elaine in The Dying Gaul
  • Delilah Strict in Zombie Prom
  • Mazeppa in Gypsy
  • Miss Delilah Strict in Zombie Prom
  • The occult tattoo artist in Rinde Eckert's opera Highway Ulysses
  • Susan in The Secretaries
  • Hester Salomon in Equus[14]
  • Viviane in the musical Pulp[15]

Directing credits


  1. ^ a b Alison Hernan goes Goth again
  2. ^ Cleveland Cabaret Project. (24 July 2007) Performer's Biographies Cached by Google. Accessed 31 July 2007.
  3. ^ a b Interview Accessed 5 November 2006
  4. ^ I Hate This Play Website. Accessed 31 July 2007.
  5. ^ [1] accessed 10 January 2007
  6. ^ a b The Plain Dealer's Art Staff. (30 November 2006) It’s a ‘Time Warp’ weekend The Plain Dealer. Accessed 31 July 2007.
  7. ^ Big [BOX] returns to Cleveland Public Theatre - Cleveland Public Theatre - Cleveland, Ohio
  8. ^ CPT Ms. Adventures
  9. ^ [2] retrieved December 27, 2007
  10. ^ [3] retrieved December 27, 2007
  11. ^ Daughters Of Lesbos, Keith A. Joseph, The Cleveland Free Times, published & retrieved February 27th, 2008
  12. ^ Jack, Carolyn. (19 July 2006) Fatal flaw in this ‘King Lear’ was staging it in the wrong place The Plain Dealer. Accessed 31 July 2007.
  13. ^ Howey, Christine. (19 July 2006) Family Feud Cleveland Scene. Accessed 31 July 2007.
  14. ^ Heller, Fran. ‘Equus’ treated to awesome production at Beck Cleveland Jewish News. Accessed 31 July 2007.
  15. ^ [4] retrieved December 27, 2007
  16. ^ Free Shakespeare in Cleveland,

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