How Vermont's Drag Queens And Kings Are Breaking Drag Stereotypes

Jan 22, 2019

Vermont’s drag scene has been around for decades, but now a generation of drag queens and drag kings are breaking stereotypes and finding new ways to play with gender on stage. We're talking about how Vermont's drag scene is evolving with new kinds of drag performances.

Joining Vermont Edition to discuss their approach to drag and performing gender are:

Also featured on the show is part of an interview with Miss Sophia, a cis-gendered female-identifying drag queen who experimented with gender during the popular monthly drag shows at the now-closed gay bar in Dummerston known as the Rainbow Cattle Co. The bar closed in 2005, but photographer Evie Lovett and folklorist Greg Sharrow with the Vermont Folklife Center captured interviews and photographs with the performers for a project called Backstage at the Rainbow Cattle Co.

Those interviews are collected in VT Untapped, the first episode of a new monthly podcast by the Folklife Center.

Broadcast live on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.