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All That Drag: Transforming 'Chicago' into 'Shecago'

Posted on AllSides May 5th, 2024
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“It can be really difficult to navigate through the space and be heard,” Anderson Wells says of JR.’s Bar & Grill. The storied 17th Street fixture, one of the oldest gay bars in D.C., isn’t known as a harbinger of live theater or of the performing arts in general. And yet, since 2019, JR.’s has presented occasional “live drag musicals” from Highball Productions, the drag theater troupe that Wells — also known as drag queen Vagenesis — co-founded with several other locals, including AJ Williamson, better known as Citrine. “How...

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