Life Is Drag

A panel and performance highlighting the past, present, and future of drag in New York City

Presented as part of the upcoming MAS Enduring Culture Initiative, which aims to document, celebrate, and preserve NYC’s diverse intangible cultural heritage.

The art of drag has long been a part of New York City’s cultural scene. In celebration of Pride Month, we welcome a group of thinkers, creators, and artists for a discussion and performances exploring the history of drag in the city, what can be done about the current wave of drag bans, and the inspiring world of drag today.

Hosted by Esther, the Bipedal Entity!, the event features a conversation between Life is Drag creator and multimedia artist Rachel Rampleman, entertainer Murray Hill, drag historian, documentarian, educator, and pundit Joe E. Jeffreys, and legal expert Julian Castronovo, as well as performances and conversation with drag artists Klondyke, La Zavaleta, and Paris L’Hommie, and video footage by Rampleman interspersed throughout.

Join us in-person at Symphony Space for this program! Registration is limited, so sign-up today!

MAS Members receive discounted tickets (a special code has been emailed to all members).

Co-presented by Symphony Space, Nancy Manocherian’s the cell theatre, and The Municipal Art Society of New York.

Not yet an MAS Member? Join MAS and take advantage of member discounts today!

Thursday, June 15
7:00 PM — 9:00 PM

Doors: 7:00 PM
Program Starts: 7:30 PM

Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th St.
New York, NY 10025

Member: $25
Non-member: $30

  • Photos: Rachel Rampleman.
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  • Performers (from left to right): Paris L'Hommie, Esther the Bipedal Entity, Murray Hill, Klondyke, and La Zavaleta. Photos: Rachel Rampleman.
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