Drag Queens, Kings, and Much More
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 7:30pm • Whittemore Theater
A presentation by the class titled The Drag: History, Politics, and Performance, this collection of student drag acts will be sure to tickle your heart and bedazzle your senses. The class has been examining gender representation, performance, and policing across a variety of sociocultural and political settings. While drag performances can sometimes reinstate the gender binary, sexism, and heteronormativity, they can also expand our understanding of gender while allowing us to imagine new ways of expressing both gender and desire. The class's work has been informed by queer indigenous theory, gender theory, trans theory, and queer theory, and used feminist anthropological theory to examine the ways we personally perform or don’t perform gender, both on and off stage. All this work goes into each student's drag personas and theatrical pieces. Admission by donations at the door, or advanced tickets available at $10. Tickets also available for the performance at Hooker-Dunham Theater, Brattleboro, on Saturday, April 22. TAll proceeds will go to the Green Mountain Crossroads, a non-profit organization serving the LGBTQ community.