DC King's 13 Year Anniversary


DC Kings Mark 13 Years of Gender-Bending

The Original Phase 1 hosts celebration on March 10

Kendra Kuliga has been entertaining audiences as Drag King Ken Vegas since 1996 and leading the DC Kings since founding the troupe in 2000 (www.dckings.com). Their debut at Club Chaos in March of that year began a gender-bending journey that continues today. These diverse entertainers still mesmerize audiences throughout the Metro D.C. area and beyond. March 2013 marks the group’s 13th Anniversary. The DC Kings are the longest, continuously running Drag King troupe in the world.

The Original Phase 1, in D.C.’s Eastern Market area, is home base and hosts the DC Kings on the second Sunday of each month. A special anniversary celebration takes place on March 10 (details below).

Having produced more than 350 shows, with 250+ Drag Kings, throughout 156 consecutive months, at a multitude of venues, what keeps it fresh and exciting for Vegas?

“I love seeing the new generations of Kings explore gender-bending performance with music of the day,” beams Vegas. “Also, I am inspired by how veteran Kings help very shy new ones overcome their fears and self-doubts and develop into outrageously entertaining performers with great confidence and creativity.”

Watching such transformations over the years motivates Vegas to continue to provide “a supportive and fertile ground for the Kings to grow.” The DC Kings are truly a family, and Respect—for each other, their audience, and the community—is both a key element of the troupe’s policies and a factor in their longevity.

Even after 13 years, the DC Kings remain diverse in race, gender, sexual identity, age, and background. At any given show, the high-caliber productions might include lip-syncing, live singing, male impersonation, dancing, burlesque, and theatrical skits, to name a few categories in their expansive repertoire. And, it’s not unusual for these avant-garde entertainers to push beyond gender boundaries, shattering preconceived notions of what is male and what is female.

Please join us in celebrating 13 wonderful Gender-Bending Years at our home Phase 1.

Rocky & Ken Vegas

Diego El Sabroso
Myster E
Chaser Round
Aidan Cox & Mason Tunite
Sammy Smooth & The Soul Patrol
Skella (Belladonna & Super Kate)
Muff Daddy
Avery Austin

This show will be ASL Interpreted

13 Years of the DC Kings

Location: Phase 1, 525 8th Street, SE WDC
Time: Doors at 7 pm; Show at 9 pm
Price: $10 at the door; cash only bar
Age Restriction: 21+

Want to join the DC KINGS and perform with us?
Please go to our contact page for more info www.DCKINGS.com


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