Last month, Producer Entertainment Group teamed up with Stageit.com to inaugurate a series of online performances mostly featuring drag queens culled from the ranks of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
“Drag is about resilience, and this festival is meant to share that message during a challenging time in our world,” PEG’s David Charpentier said in a statement.
Set to run through the end of April, the festival features a sizable contingent of queer celebrity creators in an otherwise queen-heavy lineup, with over 100 performances in all. The shows run thirty-minutes and “will never be recorded or re-released.”
Most tickets cost $10 and sales are limited to roughly 100 transactions, “to keep audience sizes small and the experience intimate.” (Naturally, viewers will be able to virtually tip the performers, as well as get a chance to interact with them.)
Highlights over the next week that still had ticket availability as of press time include BenDeLaCreme (“Terminally Detained”) on Friday, April 10, at 10 p.m.; Todrick Hall (“Back on Broadway”) on Saturday, April 11, at 2 p.m.; John Cameron Mitchell (“COVIDivinations”) on Sunday, April 12, at 9 p.m.; Manila Luzon (“At Home with the Luzons”) on Monday, April 13, at 7 p.m.; Peppermint (“Peppermint Unplugged”) on Monday, April 13, at 8 p.m.; Jai Rodriguez (“Queer-Eyetined”) on Thursday, April 16, at 7 p.m.; Sherry Vine (“Let Me Be Your Jukebox!”) on Monday, April 20, at 9 p.m.; and Heidi N Closet (“Heidi’s Closet”) on Wednesday, April 22, 7 p.m.
These are challenging times for news organizations. And yet it’s crucial we stay active and provide vital resources and information to both our local readers and the world. So won’t you please take a moment and consider supporting Metro Weekly with a membership? For as little as $5 a month, you can help ensure Metro Weekly magazine and MetroWeekly.com remain free, viable resources as we provide the best, most diverse, culturally-resonant LGBTQ coverage in both the D.C. region and around the world. Memberships come with exclusive perks and discounts, your own personal digital delivery of each week’s magazine (and an archive), access to our Member's Lounge when it launches this fall, and exclusive members-only items like Metro Weekly Membership Mugs and Tote Bags! Check out all our membership levels here and please join us today!