RUBY LYNN REYNER ARCHIVE
PLAYHOUSE OF THE RIDICULOUS, PERFORMER
Ruby Lynn Reyner is a seasoned performer with a longstanding career, notably as the leading actress in The Play-House of the Ridiculous (1967-1988) theater troupe. In addition to her theatrical pursuits, she is also the frontwoman of the band Ruby and The Rednecks.
The Play-House of the Ridiculous dismantled previously venerated foundations of the art form, rendering naturalistic acting and classical narrative structures no longer indispensable requisites for a work of merit. Extravagant performances, surreal narrative arcs, and ostentatious stagecraft and attire came to characterize this theatrical progeny, which sought to jolt, disconcert, and challenge the sensibilities of unsuspecting audiences.
August Bernadicou, Executive Director of The LGBTQ History Project, serves as the designated Executor of Ruby Lynn Reyner's artistic estate. He possesses the exclusive rights to the materials and creative works showcased on this site, and any usage thereof must be cleared. For further inquiries or requests, please refer to the Contact section on this website.
This preservation project was a collaboration between August Bernadicou and Dani Sondgeroth. Hundreds of additional materials not on this site are available.
Please read our in-depth feature on Ruby here.