Drag Show Video Verite V
The ultimate NYC drag show…on video tape
With a special slide show of Michael Wakefield’s drag portraits accompanied live on piano by Jacqueline JonÉe and a living lobby installation by Inbred Hybrid Collective
Monday, June 13, 2011
Dress: Come As You Are
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center
Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
Bruno Walter Auditorium
111 Amsterdam Avenue
(between 64th and 65th Streets)
For more info: (212) 642-0142
Additional screening July 23, 2011, 9:30 PM, Dixon Place, 161 A Chrystie Street, NYC.
See the Youtube trailer at
Drag Show Video VÉritÉ V
The ultimate NYC drag show on video tape celebrates its fifth edition with another spectacular premiere screening at the Bruno Walter Auditorium.
Mashing up 50 plus years of rare video and film footage of the NYC drag scene, the wild video vortex offers a who’s who of NYC drag, past and present, famous and forgotten, from RuPaul to Raja. Others include: Mario Montez, Ruby Rims, Pepper LaBeija, Dorian Corey, Marsha P. Johnson, Misty Meaner, Misty Madison, Mimi Imfurst, Logan Hardcore, Bianca Del Rio, Bebe Zahara Benet, Thorgy Thor, Sherry Vine, Murray Hill, Switch N’ Play, Pearl Lin, Drag Queen Weddings for Equality, Paige Turner, Joey Arias, Shelly Mars, Rose Wood and many, many, more.
All new never before seen footage plus highlights from the previous four editions re-mixed.
A special slide show of photographer Michael Wakefield’s drag images with live accompaniment provided by Jacqueline JonÉe on the auditorium’s grand piano opens the screening.
A living lobby installation by Inbred Hybrid Collective greets the drag happy crowd.
Initial funding for the New York Public Library’s LGBT Initiative provided by Time Warner.
Drag Show Video VÉritÉ is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.