Make Drag, Not War! is an annual benefit for Veteran Artists that pairs San Francisco's most theatrically talented drag queens with recent military veterans to tell their stories through drag performances. Dance Mission Theater has generously donated their space for the third year in a row for a night of dragtivist theater touching upon issues affecting veterans such as post-traumatic stress disorder, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
This year's cast of queens are some of San Francisco's fiercest: Raya Light, Miss Rahni, Lil.Miss.Hot.Mess., Phatima, Kallisto, Tara Wrist, Alexis Blair Penney, Honey Penny, Mutha Chucka, and more TBA! With performances by Rotimi Agbabiaka, Flynn Witmeyer, the League of Burnt Children, and over a dozen veterans from Iraq, Afghanistan, & Vietnam Wars. Artist Malcolm Drake returns as host.
Make Drag, Not War 3!
December 4th, 2011
Dance Mission Theater
3316 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
$10-20 sliding scale
$5 "audience participation" tickets available
*please note: a film crew will be filming the show for French television, anyone wishing to attend the show but not be filmed will be placed in special seating, if interviewed be prepared to sign a release form.
Veteran Artists is a San Francisco-based nonprofit, founded and run by recent military veterans connecting other veterans with community resources to pursue any form of art they choose. VA partners with artists and activists to develop meaningful projects and programs that facilitate therapy, skill building and reintegration. We strive to counter destructive experiences with creative experiences, empowering veterans with tools to educate, inspire, and connect with the general public.
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