As a supporter of The Catastrophic Theater, I'm sad to hear of this.
Cary Winscott, a popular Houston actor and musician, passed away from skin cancer Tuesday at Ben Taub Hospital, his longtime friend Jason Nodler, former director of Infernal Bridegroom Productions said Friday afternoon. Winscott, 38, originated the role of the Pro-Tester in IBP's first production, 1993's Nodler-penned In the Under Thunderloo, as well as its 2002 revival. He was in "virtually all" of IBP's productions, Nodler says, including originating roles in Suzan-Lori Parks' Fucking A and Brian Jucha's We Have Some Planes.
Winscott is survived by his mother and stepfather, father, brother and girlfriend of two-plus years, Lindsey Hardin. His memorial service is 2 p.m. tomorrow at Pat H. Foley Funeral Home, 1200 W. 34th St. A reception follows at 4 p.m. at DiverseWorks, 1117 East Fwy.
Nodler encourages the public to attend the [service and] DiverseWorks reception and to bring instruments and play all night. The original Houston production of Speeding Motorcycle will be screened (for the first time in public), as will A Soap Opera. "Cary loved music more than anything other than his friends and Lindsey," he says. "Most of all, he loved to hear his friends play. It is the best way we can imagine to celebrate his life."