TWU drag show features national celebrity, promotes inclusion
Jan. 31, 2019 — DENTON — Texas Woman’s University’s Student Union, Housing and Residence Life, Residence Hall Association, Diversity, Inclusion & Outreach, PRIDE and Helping Hands will host “Kings, Queens & Everyone in Between” drag show at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 in the Margo Jones Performance Hall.
Performers include local acts, TWU students and special guest, Alyssa Edwards, from RuPaul’s Drag Race and the Netflix series Dancing Queen.
"Our show will be very comprehensive in representing the drag community,” said Anna Kessenich, associate director of Student Union Programming. “We hope this becomes an annual event.”
The event is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and attendees with a valid TWU ID will receive priority seating. All other attendees will be seated beginning at 6:15 p.m.
Patrons who participate in a short survey will also be entered for a chance to win a backstage “meet and greet” with Alyssa Edwards.
A unique feature of this drag show is that tips are encouraged. All proceeds will benefit OUTreach Denton, an LGBTQA alliance that provides support, advocacy and resources.
Students like Rachel Moreno, who served on the event planning committee, are excited about the show.
“This event is an opportunity to bring diversity and awareness to TWU and the Denton community,” said Moreno. “It was planned with diversity in mind, and I’m ecstatic about being able to bring it to TWU.”
Page last updated 4:48 PM, January 31, 2019