The Queens of Kingston's Drag Scene

Episode 64:
In recent years, Kingston drag shows and performers have enjoyed renewed popularity. While many may be new to drag, hosts Johnny and Ange discover the art form has a deeper and richer history in Kingston than one might think. In this episode, Kingston's preeminent drag entertainers and hosts of the What's the Maple Tea?! podcast, Tyffanie Morgan and Rowena Whey, drive the discussion from drag's past to present, and from gender expression to art form and entertainment. Along the way, they cover drag lexicon, dispel drag misperceptions, and even detail the drag show experience and etiquette.

00:03:05 A brief history of drag in Kingston
00:05:45 Drag as gender expression and entertainment
00:10:22 Drag is for everybody
00:12:05 Confronting drag stigma and hate
00:16:42 Diversity in drag
00:19:18 New drag productions in Kingston
00:21:40 Choreographing drag performance
00:26:20 Drag mothers and drag personas
00:32:17 Challenges and opportunities in drag
00:36:10 Misperceptions of drag performers
00:40:47 What makes a good drag venue?
00:43:01 Tipping etiquette at drag shows
00:47:18 What's the Maple Tea?!
00:56:33 Advice for aspiring drag artists and performers
01:00:27 Episode credits

Ange Stever
Johnny San

What's the Maple Tea?! podcast
Tyffanie Morgan
Rowena Whey
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Produced by: SoundWise
Posted: Jan. 29, 2024

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