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Pretty Boi Drag Celebrates its 4th Year at Union Stage

In celebration of its 4th Anniversary, Pretty Boi Drag will be producing its biggest show to date at Union Stage on Sunday, January 19, 2020.

“We’re excited to move to such a big venue, which opens up so many amazing possibilities for bigger and better performances and a much more exciting experience for our audience,” says Pretty Boi Drag co-Producer, Pretty Rik E.

“Our goal has always been to push the envelope,” he continued. “This will test our ability to fill a space and create the same intimate show we’re known for but on a larger scale. I have zero doubt that we’ll rise to the occasion and surpass our own expectations like we always do.”

The event will take place at Union Stage on Sunday, January 19, 2020. Doors will open at 7PM and the show will begin at 8PM. Both general admission and VIP tickets are available on the Union Stage website. Tickets are $25 online, $35 for VIP and $35 at the door.

Union Stage is located at 740 WATER STREET SW WASHINGTON, DC 20024.

Pretty Boi Drag produced its first show in January of 2016 to a sold out audience at The Bier Baron Tavern in the DuPont Circle neighborhood in Washington, DC. Since then, they have produced over 38 shows including a co-production effort with the DC Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs for their inaugural event, District of Pride. Of those 38 shows, an astonishing 27 of them were sold out events.

Pretty Boi Drag has also performed for The College of William and Mary, University of Maryland, and Georgetown University and has been featured in several media publications including The Washington Post and AfroPunk as well as a mention in Autostraddle to mention a few.

In 2019, the Pretty Boi Drag website was selected by the United States Library of Congress for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive.

Producer Pretty Rik E has also been interviewed on Slate’s Man Up with Aymann Ismail. Pretty Rik E also guest interviewed and and guest co-hosted on their Outward podcast. He was also a guest on NPR’s 1A with Joshua Johnson.

Pretty Boi Drag has also been awarded Best of Gay DC’s Best Drag Show (2018), Best Place for Girls Night Out (2017) and Editor’s Pick for Best Drag Show (2016, 2017, 2019) by the Washington Blade, a local LGBTQ publication.

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Pretty Boi Drag Celebrates 3 Years

On Sunday, January 20th, Pretty Boi Drag will celebrate it’s 3rd year as a drag king production. Boasting more than 30 shows since we made our debut in January of 2016. Including:

  • OVER 30 shows
  • OVER 2K audience members at those shows
  • Editor’s Choice for #BestDragShow (2016, 2017) in Best of Gay DC
  • WINNING Best of Gay DC’s #BestPlaceforGirlsNightOut (2017)
  • WINNING Best of Gay DC’s #BestDragShow (2018)
  • Home to DC’s #BestDragKing 3 years in a row!
  • Featured in AFROPUNK (2017)

This year, we’re bringing out the big guns with a little bit of everything for our fans. We’re also debuting NEW Pretty Boi Swag!
We will be selling LIMITED EDITION Pretty Boi Anniversary t-shirts (available in gold and silver foil print) and Pretty Boi Drag shot glasses at the show!

2 black t-shirts with the Pretty Boi Drag logo on them, one in gold foil the other in silver foil. A shot glass with the Pretty Boi Drag logo sits between them.

Get an Anniversary Ticket Package for $40 and SAVE! You will receive:

  • 1 General Admission ticket
  • 1 Limited Edition Anniversary t-shirt (gold or silver)
  • 1 Pretty Boi Drag shot glass

Total savings of $15 when you purchase the Anniversary Ticket Package!

Get your tickets now!


Amateur and Veteran Kings Get An Opportunity to Perform at ‘Open King Night’

In 2018, Pretty Boi Drag introduced a new series of shows dubbed Amateur King Night. The evening featured new and aspiring drag kings.

“We are often approached after shows by audience members who want to give drag kinging a try,” says Pretty Boi Drag co-producer Pretty Rik E. “Most of our shows require a lot of time and energy, including weekend rehearsals. Some people just don’t have that kind of time; that’s why we created Amateur King Night. It’s an opportunity for someone to jump on a stage and perform with no requirements or restrictions. It’s pure fun!”

However, in 2019 the producers decided to open up the format to include veteran drag kings as well. “We were hearing from some folx who have been performing for a while that the “amateur” title didn’t quite fit them. So we decided, to just change the name to Open King Night!

“Open King Night presents an opportunity for anyone who wants to perform, whether it’s their first or fortieth time performing,” says Open King Night host, Jorge Escobar. “There aren’t a lot of dedicated drag king spaces in the city. This is great for not just drag art in DC, but also for performance art in DC.”

Each performer receives a payment of $25 at the end of the night as well as any tips they collect during their performance.

If you are interested in signing up for a future Open King Night, fill out the sign up form here.

Pretty Boi Drag Launches Brand New Website

Red and black Pretty Boi Drag logoNew Website, Who Dis?

Pretty Boi Drag, DC’s premiere drag king performance, launches its newly revamped website for the upcoming new year. The newly designed website offers quick and easy access to essential information. Features such as access to more upcoming events,  and the ability to book Pretty Boi Drag for upcoming events directly from the website. The site will also a feature a Pretty Boi Swag store!

“We’ve been limping along with the same website since we first launched,” says Pretty Boi Drag co-producer, Lexie Starre. “The new year is an opportunity for us to reach a whole new audience with a better, cleaner and easier to use website. We’re really excited about the guest blog posts from performers. It gives them an opportunity to share more about themselves, not only about them as drag kings, but about them as individuals. This is going to be a lot of fun!”

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