Highlights 

The following are highlights of Poison Water's illustrious career.

EVENT EMCEE 

1981 - Present

Peacock in the Park/Peacock After Dark
Washington Park Amphitheater
Kimberlee VanPatten, producer

2003 - Present 

Darcelle XV & Company
Co-Host/Cast Member
Walter Cole, director

2006 - Present

Poison Waters & Friends for the HDC
Human Dignity Coalition, Bend OR
HDC Board, producer

Light a Fire Awards
Portland Monthly
Portland Art Museum
SagaCity Media, producer

2010 - Present

Hot Chocolate
Co-Host/Cast Member

2013 - Present

Poison Waters & Friends Sunday Brunch, Show & Film
McMenamins Kennedy School/Mission Theater
Claudine Hemingway, director

2014 - Present

Drag Queen Bingo with Poison Waters & Friends
McMenamins Mission Theater
Claudine Hemingway, director

2015 - Present

Catch a Rising Star
Darcelle XV Showplace

2017

California La Femme Magnifique Pageant
Shalom Center
Michael Kennedy, producer

Elephant’s Delicatessen & Catering Holiday Party
Portland Art Museum
Lydia Garcia, producer

Love Wins California Weddings Magazine Launch
Audi Palm Springs
Emily Wyant, producer

Shaken, Not Stirred: Our House of Portland Gala
Portland Art Museum
Sarah Howard, producer

2016

Best of Bride Awards
Oregon Bride Magazine
Crowne Plaza
Heather Matheny, producer

Big Gay Boat Ride
Portland Spirit
Samuel Thomas, producer

Flare-Portland Monthly’s Pride Kick-Off
Zydell Yards
Emily Wyant, producer

Seattle Met Magazine’s Generocity
Filson Flagship Store, Seattle
Libby Kindle, producer

SHADES: Pride
Dig-a-Pony
Kelly Moe, producer

GlamHer! For Bradley Angle
Nines Hotel
Samantha Swaim, producer

Portland Monthly Country Brunch
Castaways
Emily Wyant, producer

Cascade AIDS Project Auction and Dinner
Montgomery Park
Kelsey Anglin, producer

Kentucky Derby
McMenamins Mission Theater
Claudine Hemingway, producer

p:ear Blossoms
Leftbank Annex
Pippa Arrend, producer

Academy Awards Viewing Party
McMenamins Mission Theater
Claudine Hemingway, producer

Seattle Met’s Country Brunch
Fremont Foundry
Libby Kindle, producer

California La Femme Magnifique Pageant
Crest Theater
Michael Kennedy, producer

Portland Fashion and Style Awards
Portland Art Museum
Ann Akre, producer

Mowtown!
Portland German American School
Oregon Zoo Cascade Crest Ballroom
Adrienne Boxer, producer

Super!Drag!
Darcelle XV Showplace
Kristen Earl, producer

Seattle Met 10th Anniversary
Delta Hangar, SEATAC
Libby Kindle, producer

Boise Pride
Main Stage
Rodney Busbee, producer

Oregon Humane Society’s Top Dog Model Search
Hotel Monaco
Rebecca Ramach, producer

Out and Proud Dinner
Western Oregon University
Ivan Acosta, producer

Ted-a-Palooza
Doug Fir
Jennifer Arguinzoni, producer

Portland Bride & Groom Rocked!
The Nines Hotel
Emily Wyant, producer

Love Wins Texas Weddings Magazine Launch
Houston Audi
Marianna Cocoran, producer

TripWire Party
PNCA Building
April Severson, producer

Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic
CC Slaughters
Patrik Gallineaux, producer

White Bird awards Luncheon
Portland Art Musem
Paul King, producer

Celebrate! Dress for Success
Portland Art Museum
Debbie Rogers, producer

PNCA Illuminated Gala
PNCA Building
April Severson, producer

Pints in the Peal
Pearl District
Sue Cool, producer

Healy Twins 50th Birthday
Dee Wells, producer

Astoria Inaugural Pride
Astoria, Oregon
Dida DeAngelis, producer

Comcast Olympics Kickoff
Punch Bowl Social
April Severson, producer

Washington/Tran Wedding
J Wrigley Vinyard
Charles Washington, producer

Adornment Events Appreciation Brunch
Brix Tavern
Carisa Cooper Smith, producer

Johnston 60th Birthday Brunch & Show
Chinese Village
Deb Johnston, producer

Night of 100 Drag Queens/Rose City Softball Assoc.
Darcelle XV Showplace
Roy Melani, producer

Presidential Debate Bingo
LaGuanita’s
Rachel Ratner, producer

Linfield College Homecoming Show
Ice Auditorium
Dan Ferguson, producer

JOIN Hullabaloo
Castaway
Sydney Linden, producer

Hemophilia Foundation of Oregon Gala
Multnomah Athletic Club
Kathleen Anderson, producer

Oregon Zoo Comedy Night
Oregon Zoo Cascade Crest Ballroom
Cydney Sines, producer

Wieden + Kennedy Karaoke Battle
W+K World Headquarters
Jinnina Chiles, producer

Leve’ Charity Ball
Yale Union Building
Kate Baldwin, producer

Storm Large’s Holiday Ordeal
Revolution Hall
Howie Bierbaum, producer

Orange Wall Studios Holiday Party
Left Bank
Joy Stoelting, producer

2015

Poison Waters & Friends Happy Hour Show
McMenamins Mission Theater
Claudine Hemingway, producer

Peacock in the Park
Washington Park Amphitheatre
Kimberlee VanPatten, producer

Best of Bride Awards
Oregon Bride Magazine
Exchange Ballroom & Cascade Rooftop Terrace
Heather Matheny, producer

Portland Opera
50th Anniversary Gala
Hampton Opera Center
Sue Dixon, producer

Big Gay Boat Ride
Portland Spirit
Samuel Thomas, producer

PROHOMO
Rotture
Samuel Thomas, producer

Drag Queen Bingo
McMenamins Mission Theater
Claudine Hemingway, producer

Flare-Portland Monthly’s Pride Kick-Off
The Redd
Jess Sword, producer

Seattle Met Magazine’s Generocity
Living Computer Museum, Seattle
Libby Kindle, producer

Poison Waters & Friends Sunday Brunch, Show and Dreamgirls
McMenamins Kennedy School
Claudine Hemingway, producer

SHADES: Pride
Bad Habit Room
Kelly Moe, producer

Mad Men Series Finale
McMenamins Mission Theater
Claudine Hemingway, producer

Lava Soiree-Maui Pride Scholarship Fund
Pacific Terrace Rooftop of the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Bob Kincaid, producer

GlamHer!
Nines Hotel
Samantha Swaim, producer

Portland Monthly Country Brunch
Castaways
Libby Kindle, producer

CAP Art Auction and Dinner
Montgomery Park
Kelsey Anglin, producer

Kentucky Derby
McMenamins Mission Theater
Claudine Hemingway, producer

p:ear Blossoms
Leftbank Annex
Pippa Arrend, producer

Portland Monthly’s Generocity
Splash Studio’s
Jess Sword, producer

Poison Waters Sunday Brunch, Show and Sex & the City
McMenamins Kennedy School
Claudine Hemingway, producer

Assistance League Portland’s 50th Anniversary Gala
Multnomah Athletic Club
Carol Bergseng, producer

Catch a Rising Star
Darcelle XV Showplace

Oscars Viewing Party
McMenamins Backstage Bar
Claudine Hemingway, producer

Seattle Met’s Country Brunch
Fremont Foundry
Libby Kindle, producer

SHADES: Launch
Bad Habit Room
Kelly Moe, producer

Poison Waters & Friends Sunday Brunch, Show and The Bodyguard
McMenamins Kennedy School
Claudine Hemingway, producer

Chastain Anniversary
Portland White House
Lanning Blanks, producer

California La Femme Magnifique Pageant
Crest Theater
Michael Kennedy, producer

Poison Waters & Friends NYE Happy Hour Show
McMenamins Crystal Hotel, Al’s Den
Claudine Hemingway, producer

Kramer/Dekmar Reception
Ragtime
Chris Kramer, producer

Poison Waters & Friends Sunday Brunch Show and Hairspray
McMenamins Kennedy School
Claudine Hemingway, producer

Larsen/Sanchez Reception
Northstar Ballroom
Brad Larsen, producer

Portland Fashion and Style Awards
Portland Art Museum
Ann Akre, producer

CHAPlandia
Leftbank Annex
Roxie McGovern, producer

Ain’t Misbehavin’
Portland German American School
Meriwether’s
Adrienne Boxer, producer

Absolut Drag @Portland Cocktail Week
Jupiter Hotel
Andrea Campos, producer

Poison Waters & Friends Sunday Brunch Show & Mrs. Doubtfire
McMenamins Kennedy School
Claudine Hemingway, producer

Gay & Grey Expo
Friendly House
Mya Chamberlin, producer

Super!Drag!
Bradley Angle
Kristen Earl, producer

Race for the Cure
Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Michael Sorenson, Event Consultant

Poison Waters & Friends Back to (Old) School Happy Hour Show
McMenamins Crystal Hotel, Al’s Den
Claudine Hemingway, producer

Spears/Montgomery Reception
McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
Robert Montgomery, producer

Poison Waters & Friends Sunday Brunch, Show and To Wong Foo, thanks for everything, Julie Newmar
McMenamins Kennedy School
Claudine Hemingway, producer

First Look~ Seattle Met Bride & Groom
Fremont Foundry
Libby Kindle, producer

Peacock in the Park
Washington Park Amphitheater
Kimberlee VanPatten, producer

Central Oregon Pride
Drake Park
Cliff Cook, producer

Boise Pride
Liquid Lounge
Rodney Busbee, producer

Oregon Humane Society’s Top Dog Model Search
Hotel Monaco
Rebecca Ramach

Seattle Met’s Generocity
Living Computer Museum
Libby Kindle, producer

Poison Waters & Friends Pride Kick Off Happy Hour Show
McMenamins Crystal Hotel, Al’s Den
Claudine Hemingway, producer

MAX Awards
American Marketing Association: Portland
OMSI
Ashley Heinonen, producer

Poison Waters & Friends Sunday Brunch, Show and the Birdcage
McMenamins Kennedy School
Claudine Hemingway, producer

Glamorous Gams 2
Vancouver Hilton 
Lisa Capeloto, producer

2014

Die Fledermaus
Portland Opera
Keller Auditorium

The Second City's A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens
Portland Center Stage
Gerding Theater
Chris Coleman, Artistic Director

La Cage aux Folles
Jacob/Claudia
Pixie Dust Productions
PCPA Newmark Theater
Greg Tamblyn, director

Poison Waters & Friends Show
McMenamins Crystal Hotel
Friends & Family Night for Camp KC (Kids Connection!)
Al's Den
Claudine Hemingway, producer

Absolut Variety Calendar Launch Party and Show
Darcelle XV Showplace
Emily Baker, producer

Poison Waters & Friends Show
McMenamins Crystal Hotel Brithday Show
Al's Den
Claudine Hemingway, producer

Poison Waters & Friends Sunday Brunch Show & Film
McMenamins Mission Theater
Claudine Hemingway, producer

boly:welch Staff Holiday Event
Guest Bartender
Pat Welch, producer

Art On The Vine
Oregon College of Art and Craft
Portland Art Museum
Roma Peyser, producer

Vintage Hollywood, a Black & White Affair
Assistance League, Portland
Multnomah Athletic Club
Carol Bray, producer

Oregon United for Marriage Wedding Professionals Debut Reception
Tiffany Center
Andie Petkus, producer

p:ear Blossoms
Left Bank Annex
Pippa Arend, producer

Poison Waters & Friends Crystal Hotel Birthday Happy Hour Show
Al’s Den, McMenamins Crystal Hotel
Claudine Hemingway, producer

Kentucky Derby Party
Mcmenamins Mission Theater
Claudine Hemingway, producer

CAP Art Auction
Cascade AIDS Project
Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum
Kelsey Anglin, producer

GlamHer!
Bradley Angle
The Nines Hotel
Kristen Earl, producer

Identity Boot Camp
Learn to be Latina
Milagro
Olga Sanchez, producer

2013

Exotic Masquerade
Star Theater
Pepe Raphael, producer

CHAPlandia
Children's Healing Art Project
Sandbox Studios
Sue Cool, producer

Poison Waters & Friends Sunday Brunch, Show and Film
McMenamin’s Mission Theater
Claudine Hemingway, producer

Maui Pride
Maui Tropical Plantation
Bob Kincaid, producer 

Super!Drag!
Bradley Angle Benefit
Darcelle XV Showplace
Kristen Earl, producer 

It's For The Kids Show, benefitting Camp KC
Out & About
Tri Cities, WA
Empress Mink Marche, producer 

AIDS Walk Portland
Cascade AIDS Project
Pioneer Courthouse Square
Andrew Shayde, producer 

Poison Waters & Friends Back to (Old) School!
McMenamin’s Crystal Hotel
Al’s Den
Claudine Hemingway, producer

Peacock After Dark- The Finale
Audria M. Edwards Scholarship Fund
Newmark Theatre, PCPA
Kimberlee Van Patten, producer

Bat n' Rouge
Cascade AIDS Project
Lillis Albina Park
Andrew Shayde, producer

Comics For Change! Illustrated Stories from Oregon's Front Lines
Know Your City, Jury Panel
Union Station
Marc Moscato, producer

Rising Star Chef's: Seattle 
Jensen Studio
Seattle, WA
Libby Kindle, producer

Bryant/ Stober Wedding (Entertainment)
The Academy 
Vancouver, WA
Bryant/Stober, producer

Poison Waters & Friends Pride Kick Off
McMenamin’s Crystal Hotel
Al’s Den
Claudine Hemingway, producer

MAX Awards
American Marketing Association: Portland
The Nine's Hotel
Stacy Garrett, producer

Pride Week at the Mission
McMenamins Mission Theater
Claudine Hemingway, producer

GlamHer Bradley Angle
The Nines Hotel
Kristen Earl, producer

Big Night on the Red Carpet
Portland Monthly Magazine/NW Film Center
Hotel DeLuxe
Connie Apa, producer 

Love Affair
Portland Bride & Groom
The Benson Hotel
Connie Apa, producer

Houstonia Magazine Launch Party
Houston Texas
Connie Apa, producer 

Roaring 20’s @ the MAC
Portland Assistance League
Multnomah Athletic Club
Robbie Obrien, producer

Stirred not Shaken
Basil Hayden Cocktail Competition
Hard Rock Café-Seattle
Libby Kindle, producer

Poison Waters & Friends Show
McMenamin’s Crystal Hotel Birthday Show
Al’s Den
Claudine Hemingway, producer

Poison Waters & Friends Show
McMenamin’s Crystal Hotel
Friends & Family for Camp KC (Kids Connection!)
Al’s Den
Claudine Hemingway, producer

Poison Waters & Friends NYE Happy Hours Show
McMenamins Crystal Hotel
Al's Den
Claudine Hemingway, producer

Birthday Roast of Darcelle XV
Darcell XV Showplace
Poison Waters, producer

Storm's Holiday Ordeal
Aladdin Theater
Storm Large, producer

Poison Waters & Friends Holiday Kick Off Happy Hour Show
McMenamins Crystal Hotel
Al's Den
Claudine Hemingway, producer

2012 

Wine Women & Shoes
Bradley Angle
The Crowne Plaza Hotel
Becca Norman, producer

Peacock After Dark
Audria M. Edwards Scholarship Fund
Newmark Theatre, PCPA
Kimberlee Van Patten, producer

Super!Drag!
Bradley Angle Benefit
Darcelle XV Showplace
Kristen Earl, producer 

Love Affair
Portland Bride & Groom
Portland City Grille
Connie Apa, producer 

Mardi Gras @ the MAC
Portland Assistance League
Multnomah Athletic Club
Robbie Obrien, producer 

Human Dignity Coalition Annual Fundraising Show
Poison Waters & Friends
Bend OR HDC Board/ED, producers

Cointeau-versial
Cointreau Cocktail Competition
Harbor Conference Center rooftop-Seattle, WA
Libby Kindle, producer

Genentech Holiday Circus
Left Bank Annex
Jenn Klotz/Vibrant Table, producers 

Picnic for Forest Park
Forest Park Conservancy
Pearl District-Portland, OR
Connie Apa, producer

Rock the Runway
Seattle Met
Pike Place Center
Libby Kindle, producer 

Glamorous Gams
The Children’s Center Hilton Downtown Vancouver, WA
Kim Hash, producer

Kaiser Permanente Employee Recognition Awards
McMenamins Kennedy School
David Riley, producer

Sexapalooza Consumer Event
Oregon Convention Center
Lise Hodgson, producer 

Poison Waters & Friends Pride Kick Off
McMenamin’s Crystal Hotel
Al’s Den
Claudine Hemingway, producer 

Poison Waters & Friends Show
McMenamin’s Crystal Hotel Birthday Show
Al’s Den
Claudine Hemingway, producer

Poison Waters & Friends New Year’s Eve Show
McMenamin’s Crystal Hotel
Al’s Den
Claudine Hemingway, producer

AIDS Walk Portland
Cascade AIDS Project
Pioneer Courthouse Square
Michael Sorenson, producer 

Art Auction & Dinner Grand Event
Cascade AIDS Project
Memorial Coliseum
Michael Sorenson, producer

2011

Wine Women & Shoes
Bradley Angle
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Rebecca Norman, producer

Peacock After Dark
Audria M. Edwards Scholarship Fund
Newmark Theatre, PCPA
Kimberlee Van Patten, producer

Picture Perfect Moments
Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau/Seattle Met
EM Fine Arts Gallery
Libby Kindle, producer

Super!Drag!
Bradley Angle Benefit
Darcelle XV Showplace
Kristen Earl, producer 

Love Your Body Fashion Extravaganza
Women’s Resource Center
Portland State University
Nicolette Bartulski, producer

Human Dignity Coalition Annual Fundraising Show
Poison Waters & Friends
Bend OR
HDC Board/ED, producers

Speed Rack
Portland Cocktail Week
Leftbank Annex
Emily Baker, producer

Literal Fun-Wordstock
Castaways
April Severson Events, producer 

Grand Opening Celebration
Poison Waters & Friends
McMenamin’s Crystal Hotel
Al’s Den
Claudine Hemingway, producer

Poison Waters & Friends Pride Kick Off
McMenamin’s Crystal Hotel
Al’s Den
Claudine Hemingway, producer

Poison Waters & Friends Monthly Show
McMenamin’s Crystal Hotel
Al’s Den
Claudine Hemingway, producer

Poison Waters & Friends New Year’s Eve Show
McMenamin’s Crystal Hotel
Al’s Den
Claudine Hemingway, producer

Oregon Music Hall of Fame Scholarship Auction
Portland center for Performing Arts
Newmark Theatre
Janeen Rundle, producer

Love Affair
Hotel Vintage Plaza
The Benson Hotel
Connie Apa, producer

2010

Project Red Dress
American Heart Association
Olympic Fairmont Hotel, Seattle, Washington
Monir Zandghoreishi, producer

Legends in Lights
Bradley Angle
Bagdad Theater
Rebecca Norman, producer

AIDS Walk Portland
Cascade AIDS Project
Pioneer Courthouse Square
Michael Sorenson, producer

Mai Thai Master Cocktail Competition
Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau/Seattle Met
Sodo Park by Herban Feast
Libby Kindle, producer

Fashionation
The Next Door Inc.
Civic Auditorium, The Dalles, Oregon
Jen Eby, producer

Peacock After Dark
Audria M. Edwards Scholarship Fund
Newmark Theatre, PCPA
Kimberlee Van Patten, producer 

2009

Rick Dinihanian 60th Birthday
Cabaret Don't Tell Mama, New York, New York
Michael McGowan, director

Fashionation Next Door, Inc.
The Granada Theater
Jen Eby, producer

Peacock After Dark
Audria M. Edwards Scholarship Fund
Newmark Theatre, PCPA
Kimberlee Van Patten, producer

Portland Ad Federation
Battle of the Bands
Someday Lounge, Portland, Oregon
Mike Terry, producer 

2008

Peacock After Dark
Audria M. Edwards Scholarship Fund
Newmark Theatre, PCPA
Kimberlee Van Patten, producer

Portland Ad Federation
Battle of the Bands
Someday Lounge, Portland, Oregon
Mike Terry, producer

Celebrity Singles/Single's Auction
Union Bank of California, Seattle, Washington
Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
Connie Apa, producer

Celebrity Singles/Single's Auction
Luxe Auto Haus
Portland Monthly Magazine
Connie Apa, producer

Project Red Dress
American Heart Association
Macy's Monir Zandghoreishi, producer

2006

Shopping for Single’s/ Single’s Auction
Nordstrom, Seattle, Washington
Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
Connie Apa, producer

Seattle Metropolitan Magazine Launch Party
Paramount Theater, Seattle, Washington
Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
Connie Apa, producer

Hawaii La Femme Magnifique Pageant
Ilikai Hotel
Honolulu, Hawaii
Alan Woo, producer

2005 

Single's Auction
US Bancorp Tower, Portland, Oregon
Portland Monthly Magazine
Connie Apa, producer

Annual Light a Fire Awards
Oregon Community Foundation/Portland Monthly Magazine
Portland Art Museum
Connie Apa, producer

The Dating Game/Single's Auction
Saks's 5th Avenue, Portland, Oregon
Portland Monthly Magazine
Connie Apa, producer

Hawaii La Femme Magnifique Pageant
Ilikai Hotel
Honolulu, Hawaii
Alan Woo, producer

2004

Weiden+Kennedy Founders Day Event
Darcelle XV & Co
Estacada, Oregon

Hawaii La Femme Magnifique Pageant
Ilikai Hotel
Honolulu, Hawaii
Alan Woo, producer

2001-2004

Gay & Lesbian Audience Night Hostess
Portland Center Stage
Chris Coleman, director

1990 - 2004 

Peacock in the Park
Audria M. Edwards Scholarship Fund
Washington Park Amphitheatre
Kimberlee Van Patten, producer

 

THEATRICAL STAGE 

2010 - Present

Mother Ginger, The Nutcracker
Oregon Ballet Theater
Lisa Kipp, Ballet Master

2014

Chicago
Go to Hell Kitty
Lincoln High School
Jim Peerenboom, director

2013

Avenue Q
Mrs. Thistletwat
triangle productions!
Don Horn, director

La Cage aux Folles
Jacob/Claudia Lakewood Theatre Company
Greg Tamblyn, director

The Second City's A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens
Portland Center Stage
Gerding Theater
Chris Coleman, Artistic Director

2011

Emily Lily
Edward
Fertile Ground Festival
Portland Center for the Performing Arts
Catherine Garvey, producer

Steel DRAGnolias
Truvy
triangle productions!
Don Horn, producer

2010

Street Corner Profit
Lucretia
Fertile Ground Festival
Portland Armory
John Servillo, director

2006

Pageant ~ the Musical
Miss Texas, Kitty Bob Ames
triangle productions!
Don Horn, director

Faust. Us. (Version 2.0)
The Lord
Stark Raving Theatre
Matt Zrebski, director

The Facts of Life
Tootie
Jamie Morris' BevNap Productions
Christopher Kenney, director

Pageant ~ the Musical
Miss Texas, Kitty Bob Ames
American Waterways Inc.
The Portland Spirit
Rick Lewis, producer

Pageant ~ the Musical
Miss Texas, Kitty Bob Ames
triangle productions!
Don Horn, producer/director

2001

La Cage aux Folles
Jacob/Claudia
Musical Theatre Company
Greg Tamblyn, director