Students study gender issues, act out findings
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Marlboro College students in drag.
Marlboro College students in drag.
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Marlboro- On Friday, April 21, at 7 pm, at Whittemore Theater, Marlboro College; and Saturday, April 22, at 8 pm, at the Hooker-Dunham Theater in Brattleboro, Marlboro College hosts a presentation by the students of the class titled “The Drag: History, Politics, and Performance.”

This collection of student drag acts will be sure to tickle hearts and bedazzle senses. The students have been examining gender representation, performance, and policing across a variety of sociocultural and political settings. While drag performances can sometimes reinstate the gender binary, sexism, and heteronormativity, they can also expand the understanding of gender while allowing people to imagine new ways of expressing both gender and desire.

The class’s work has been informed by queer indigenous theory, gender theory, trans theory, and queer theory, and used feminist anthropological theory to examine the ways people perform or don’t perform gender, on and off stage. All this work goes into each student’s drag personas and theatrical pieces.

Admission is by donations at the door, or advance tickets available at $10. All proceeds will go to the Green Mountain Crossroads, a nonprofit organization serving the LGBTQ community.
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