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Feeling Genderous

“Drag king. Bio-drag. Fresh fish.” If these words are as mystifying to you as they are to us, then you should be compelled to catch Drag It Out, a professional and amateur (PRO-AM) Drag Theater Night that will raise awareness to benefit the kids, the queers, and the animals. Local photographer and creator of Drag It Out, Tabatha Mudra, and producer of the event Tara Taglienti, have created a unique experience by combining consciousness with charity. Sunday night, Cinema Paradiso will feature a gaggle of gender bending performances. Over 15 performers will be acting out gender impersonations. All the amateur kings and queens have been formally coached in the areas of character, looks, and choreography by some of South Florida’s most well-known professional drag luminaries. After only 5 weeks of practice, it’s time for them to get on stage and let it all hang out. But the night isn’t just fun and games: it’s also about breaking down barriers, eradicating stigma, and creating a community around awareness and acceptance. And as far as those key words, all donations ($12 per person suggested at the door) will go to three local charities: Safe Schools South Florida, the GLCC, and Animal Aid.

Show times are at 8 and 10 p.m. with a courtyard reception beginning at 7. Find Cinema Paradiso at 503 SE 6th St. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-815-1755, or visit dragitout.org.
Sun., May 24, 7, 8 & 10 p.m., 2009

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