Students study gender issues, act out findings
Apr 20, 2017 | 2949 views | 0 0 comments | 172 172 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Marlboro College students in drag.
Marlboro College students in drag.
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.
Comments-icon Post a Comment
No Comments Yet

Comment Policy

In an effort to promote reasoned discussion, transparency, and integrity in online commenting, The Deerfield Valley News requires anyone posting comments to identify themselves using their real name. Anonymous commenting will not be allowed. All comments will be subject to approval before posting, and may take up to 24 hours for approval to be granted.

We encourage civil discourse among readers, and ask that they be willing to stand behind their identities and their comments. No personal harassment or hate speech will be tolerated. Please be succinct and to the point. For longer comments, please consider submitting a letter to the editor instead. It will appear in both the print and online editions.

All comments will be reviewed, and we reserve the right to reject, edit or remove any comment for any reason. For questions or to express concerns feel free to contact our office at (802) 464-3388.