Fanshawe’s Student Union hosted ProjectBE’s event, What a Drag, Tuesday evening. The show featured several local drag queens, who put the “awe” in “audience” as the crowd grew more amazed and invested with each new performance.
“We want to get community involvement, and basically just be who you are. Every drag queen is artistic and has their own vision”, said Creative director of What a Drag, Rick Renaud, as he talked about what inspired the show.
Dancing, comedy, and audience participation all had a heavy focus throughout the night. Even through technical difficulties, Queen Afra Tighty was able to gracefully host a show that resulted in encores and a standing ovation.
“I just think people should forget about gender. I mean, what’s the point? It only puts us in these boxes that we can’t really get out of. If we just forgot about gender people would be a lot happier.”
Tips from the show are being donated to help local children in need. What a Drag raised $200, which is being matched by the FSU. The grand total of $400 will be sending many children to after school programs they otherwise couldn’t afford.