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SUBMERGE @ BAX: The Miss Krayola Newcomer Pageant

SUBMERGE @ BAX: The Miss Krayola Newcomer Pageant

Company:

BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange

Location:

BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange | 421 Fifth Avenue | Brooklyn | NY | 11215

Dates:

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 8:00pm

Tickets:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1502166756721572

Company:
BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange

BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange
is excited to announce  
 
SUBMERGE @ BAX:
The Miss Krayola Newcomer Pageant
Curated by Zachary Frater
Featuring Aja, Banjela Davis, Detoxx Bústi-ae, Leo Gugu, Sparklez, DeAndre Peoples, Javier Rodriguez, Raf Liriano, and Roxanne Jokhan
 
November 22, 2014 at 8:00 pm
Tickets: General $16 | Low-Income $10

  

A celebration of the artistic voices of queer and trans people of color, SUBMERGE is an ongoing series of The Helix Queer Performance Network which seeks to shift contemporary paradigms of "queer performance" by uplifting the artists and artistic production most often marginalized within or erased from the legacy and lineage of queer arts in New York City.  This November, BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange, as a Helix partner organization, has invited artists Maria Bauman, Zachary Frater & Zavé Martohardjono to each curate a SUBMERGE evening of their own.

The Inaugural Miss Krayola Pageant gathers together four figures who have little to no experience in the drag arts, but who have long awaited to legitimately, in the words of Marlon Riggs, "unleash the Queen." Trust--each of these young monarchs has dreamt vividly and incessantly of adoration in the weeks leading up to the pageant. Their raw talent and creativity will be coached, contoured, and cuntified by some of today's burgeoning drag legends. Enter our judges & drag mentors: Misses Detoxx Bústi-ae, Leo Gugu, and the illustrious Sparklez. At Miss Krayola, our contestants will endure three rounds of judging: a classic Runway category, a rousing Q&A session from our judges and hosts, and an original Performance of their own design. Hosting the evening are two dissimilar Queens, both with various degrees of notoriety. One is our reigning Mr(s). Williamsburg, Bushwick's very own Aja. The other, her crime-fighting cohort (and baby drag herself), Miss Banjela Davis. Somewhere in Park Slope, four promising talents will share a stage to compete for our love/their glory. Come and witness the ingenuity, grace, and unbridled zeal of these Queens as they transcend the material constraints of maleness to bring us something divinely feminine. Soon wigs will fly and we will see who really deserves to be called the cuntiest crayon in the box! Arise, Miss Krayola!!!

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