The Evolution of Drag Performance with Domenick Scudera
In Shakespeare’s theater, men played female roles and female characters sometimes disguised themselves as male – creating confusion, comedy and insight into the human condition.
Today’s drag queens, such as RuPaul, bring a sense of empowerment and theatricality to challenge a gender binary and to break through social norms. For centuries, playwrights and performers have crossed and mixed gender roles, creating a distinct art form that brings into focus issues of identity, gender variance, and social structures of masculinity and femininity. We will examine how drag entertainment reflects and responds to cultural shifts over time in this fun and informative session. Alumni who identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community are particularly encouraged to sign up for this session.
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