Afterglow Festival


June 30th, 2019  |  Published in Artists

Fauxnique made herstory as the first cis-woman to win a major drag (queen) pageant and has performed in an amazing variety of venues and contexts nationally and internationally, including Joe’s Pub, New Museum, Judson Church, Sid Gold’s and the Stonewall in New York; Afterglow Festival and Harvard’s A.R.T./Oberon; Stud Bar, City Hall, and de Young Museum in San Francisco; and in New Orleans, Seattle, London, Reykjavik, Berlin, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Rome, Catania and Zürich. She created space for kids to dress drag queens at a major museum, played the DIRT (originated by Justin Vivian Bond) in Taylor Mac’s Lily’s Revenge at Magic Theater and Eurydike/Ismene in Anne Carson’s ANTIGONICK at Ashby Stage. In 2017 she engaged in embodied conversation with gender theory luminary Judith Butler and RuPaul bestie Michelle Visage in the space of one week. She is working on a memoir about drag for Feminist Press/Amethyst Editions.

F Word 60-second promo Video link

Interview with A.R.T. Dramaturg Robert Duffley for A.R.T. Guide (May 2018)

Praise for Fauxnique

‘…her revelatory and inspirational show deploys drag, pro athlete caliber dance, and first-person dialogue to mine diamond truths about the relationship between women and gay men. It’s on a par with the 1990 film version of Sandra Bernhard’s Without You I’m Nothing.’ – San Francisco Bay Guardian

‘artfully grapples with glamour, artifice, ballet…’ Time Out London

‘amazingly skillful performance’ – San Francisco Chronicle

‘In all my years of watching performers and singers and musicians, I must say that Fauxnique is truly one of my favorite stylists and masters of the art of performance and quite frankly, I do not remember having so much fun or respect for a performer in quite some time. (And this is coming from someone who usually hates everything!!).’- Lawrence Helman, San Francisco Examiner