One More Time Ball Collection

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Title

One More Time Ball Collection

Description

The One More Time Ball was a drag ball put together by Connie Dorsett, Harrison Apple, and Laura Grantmyre to bring back together a network of elder black drag performers who had been on hiatus from the stage for over 25 years. The ball was hosted at the Bulgarian Macedonian National Culture and Education Center with a gracious discount for senior citizen events. It was MC'd by Pittsburgh's Kierra Darshell. Kierra's drag mother, the legendary Denise Darshell, was mentored early in her life by Connie and her friends in attendance, including Jojo Gilbert. Jojo, of Greensburg PA, is a former member of the Pearlbox Revue with Dorian Corey of "Paris is Burning" fame. The evening also included performances by (in order of appearance) Dani Lamorte of Pittsburgh PA, Shantell Cummings of Uniontown PA, and Milan Tre'Zur of Pittsburgh PA.

The evening was documented (digital video and still photographs) by the students of TransQ Television at Carnegie Mellon University (Reese Adams-Romagnoli, Katie O'Connor, Alex Walker), under the direction of Professor Suzie Silver with assistance from Harrison Apple. DJ Alexis Icon was responsible for curating music and handling performers backing tracks throughout the night.

Funds to cover the rental space as well as provide food and drinks for all attendees was provided by personal donations, ticket sales, and support from the Center for the Arts in Society and Humanities Scholars Program at Carnegie Mellon University. The One More Time Ball was the cover story of the Pittsburgh City Paper for October 23, 2013 and the same issue included a feature on the event.
The "One More Time Ball" Collection is divided into several series:

Edited Photographs: Includes digital photographs from the event which have been digitally corrected.

Edited Video: Short video clips of performances and highlights of the event.

Commemorative Booklet: A booklet designed by Harrison Apple to commemorate the event.

Scanned Photographs: Photographs from Connie Dorsett. This series is not available at this time.

Raw Photographs: Raw digital photographs of the event. This series is not available online. For access, please contact us.

Raw Video: Raw video footage of the event. This series is not available online. For access, please contact us.

Digital Production Files: Files related to the editing of videos and photograph, and the creation of the commemorative booklet. These files are not open to the public.

Creator

Pittsburgh Queer History Project

Contributor

Harrison Apple (event organizer)
Connie Dorsett (oral history participant, event organizer)
Tonette Johnston (oral history participant, event organizer)
Laura Grantmyre (event organizer)
Shantell Cummings (performer)
Kierra Darshell (host, performer)
JoJo Gilbert (oral history participant, performer)
Dani Lamorte (performer)
Milan Tre'Zur (performer)
Alexis Icon (DJ)
Suzie Silver (documentation)
Reese Adams-Romagnoli (documentation)
Katie O'Connor (documentation)
Alex Walker (documentation)

Rights

Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC 3.0 US)
These materials may be shared and adapted for non-commercial purposes, but the materials must be attributed to the Pittsburgh Queer History Project. Please see the Creative Commons license website for details.
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/

Identifier

2018-OMT-01

Extent

99.35 GB

Provenance

All files were created in the process of planning, promoting, or documenting "One More Time."
Accession 2018-05.
This collection was processed by Dani Stuchel & Harrison Apple in 2018.

Items in the One More Time Ball Collection Collection

connie_2.jpg

Pittsburgh Queer History Project 26 October 2013
http://pittsburghqueerhistory.com/ouploads/Shantell_2_5-access.JPG

Pittsburgh Queer History Project 26 October 2013
http://pittsburghqueerhistory.com/ouploads/Shantell_2_4-access.JPG

Pittsburgh Queer History Project 26 October 2013
http://pittsburghqueerhistory.com/ouploads/Shantell_2_3-access.JPG

Pittsburgh Queer History Project 26 October 2013
http://pittsburghqueerhistory.com/ouploads/Shantell_2_2-access.JPG

Pittsburgh Queer History Project 26 October 2013
http://pittsburghqueerhistory.com/ouploads/Shantell_2_1-access.JPG

Pittsburgh Queer History Project 26 October 2013
http://pittsburghqueerhistory.com/ouploads/Shantell_1_4-access.JPG

Pittsburgh Queer History Project 26 October 2013
http://pittsburghqueerhistory.com/ouploads/Shantell_1_3-access.JPG

Pittsburgh Queer History Project 26 October 2013
http://pittsburghqueerhistory.com/ouploads/Shantell_1_2-access.JPG

Pittsburgh Queer History Project 26 October 2013
http://pittsburghqueerhistory.com/ouploads/Shantell_1_1-access.JPG

Pittsburgh Queer History Project 26 October 2013