The Art of Drag: Kings & Masculinity
May 19, 2022
7:00 – 8:00p (EST)
This program is in conjunction with the May Lavender Lit Book Series title Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju.
The history and art of drag is long and intertwined with LGBTQ+ history and has roots beyond the LGBTQ+ experience from Greek tragedies to Shakespeare. In Connecticut, drag has an incredible past and present, from the Hartford ballroom scene to the drag cabarets to being a safe space for the transgender community to taking on the stages of Connecticut’s most prominent performance venues. Join us for a special conversation focused on the often-underrepresented art within the art: masculinity within the drag community.
This conversation will feature perspectives from drag artists Giri Spades and Ray DeCorazón and will be moderated by drag artist and show producer Frankie M. Cyanide.
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Meet Our Speakers
Ray DeCorazón (he/they)
Ray Decorazón is known for his suave demeanor. He has captured hearts performing in venues across seven states as well as in Puerto Rico. He is always bringing a mix of glam, leather and charm to the stage.
Giri Spades (he/him)
Frankie M. Cyanide (he/him), Moderator
Raised by literal clowns, Frankie Cyanide doesn’t know the meaning of “normal” and stopped trying to figure it out ages ago. Out of Stamford, Frankie regularly performs as a king and a queen… but regardless of presentation, you can rest assured that they’re still a drag!