Cassandra Harner


"Wonderlanding" is a blacklight drag show, featuring local kings and queens of Cleveland, culminating in a "cutting edge" performance by Dusty Bucket and the Mops.




45 minutes



Thu 7/21 @ 7:00PM
Fri 7/22 @ 10:00PM
Sat 7/23 @ 9:00PM




Recommended For

Ages 14+


Burlesque, Cabaret, Performance Art


References to violence, blood, screams. Some songs may include swear words.




"Wonderlanding" debuted in February 2022 to an exclusive audience at Waterloo Arts for DayGloLAB, a show lit by blacklight and DayGlo paint. Cassandra Harner, known as Dusty Bucket, produces a drag show with other local entertainers who break the boundaries of the genre of drag. These entertainers include Dr Lady J, Rhett Corvette, Macho Grande, and Joliee Blak. The finale of the show stars Dusty Bucket and The Mops (Kris Mills and Emily Liptow) as characters from Alice in Wonderland. With lights, backdrops, props, music and sound, you are transported to a Wonderland that is more magical and twisted than you've ever imagined. Don't lose your head...

Created by Cassandra Harner

Cassandra Harner - Queen of Hearts
Kris Mills - Alice
Emily Liptow - Cheshire Cat
Lady J - solo performance
Rhett Corvette - solo performance
Macho Grande - solo performance
Joliee Blak - solo performance

Cassandra Harner


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Additional Info

Cassandra Harner is already familiar with thinking of herself in the third person, performing as alter-egos in music, drag, and comedy. She is a draglesque performer named Dusty Bucket, and a self-absorbed piece of artwork, Kay-T Critiques. She was awarded Master of Amazement for Ohio Burlypicks 2020, so you know she thrives in an apocalypse. She is a video artist and editor. She is an illustrator and has led classes in drag, camming, video art, and drawing. If it isn't already clear, she is queer.

The pastiche of Cassandra’s artistic practice is held aloft by the pillars of camp and fashion. A successful performance means her audience is laughing, bewildered, or feeling a little peculiar. She subverts expectations and thrives on their reactions. Art isn't limited to solemn stares, white walls, and quiet contemplation. Being "serious" isn't the only way to make thoughtful and legitimate work. Her performances adapt to the nightclub, the art gallery, or the theater (or the storefront window, or the shipping container, or a video stream). She may have more to reveal than just a wig underneath another wig underneath another wig. Although, she does really love a gimmick.

Cassandra has her BFA in Digital Art from Indiana University, and a BA in East Asian Studies with a minor in Linguistics, but that only comes in handy every so often. She lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio.

Wonderlanding is brought to you by Dusty Bucket and the Mops, the drag-centric collaboration with a rotating cast. The Mops in Wonderlanding are Kris Mills and Emily Liptow. Kris Mills and Cassandra Harner will be attending Elsewhere Artist Residency, North Carolina in August 2022.


Photo Credit(s): Bridget Caswell