About us

The Gold Dust Orphans are to Provincetown what Steppenwolf is to Chicago, The Groundlings are to LA, and the Comédie-Française is to Paris.
— AUSTIN DALE, Take Magazine


The Gold Dust Orphans are a fringe theater company based in Boston and Provincetown, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1995 by writer/performer Ryan Landry, Scott Martino, Afrodite (aka Andre Shoals) and Billy Hough. It is a group of actors, musicians, writers and visual artists dedicated to the production of shows that are often based on works of film, theater and popular culture, many of these roles are played in the classical tradition by men in drag.