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The International Drag King (community) Extravaganza: Going Global (Virtual Event)

November 9, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

November 9, 2021
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

This event is the third in a series of three webinars devoted to the drag king scene. This installment focuses on the International Drag King Extravaganza (IDKE) and its global influence. The IDKE took place on October 15-17, 1999 in Columbus, Ohio, and was founded by Julie Applegate (Jake), Shani Scott (Maxwell), Sile Singleton (Luster/Lustivious de la Virgion), and Donna Troka (dj love), in conjunction with H.I.S. Kings, Fast Friday Productions, the Kings Court, and many other Columbus community members. It was a first-of-its-kind event in that it was a collaborative, non-competitive gathering of drag kings, their fans, and the people who studied, photographed, and filmed them. IDKE soon became a popular, international event.

In this webinar, Beth Kattelman, Curator of the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute, will talk with IDKE founders to learn more about those early days of the festival and to get their thoughts on the current and future trajectory of drag king events and culture.

This virtual program will include automated captioning. If you require accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please email yvoriragf@bfh.rqh as soon as possible. Requests made at least one week prior to the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.