Oasis, San Francisco, CA.
February 17, 2016 – February 21, 2016
The F Word is FEMINISM! No longer unmentionable, now on everyone’s lips – let’s hear it from the painted mouth of a lady drag queen. A frank fabulist whose Fosse-lized focus and forceful frame forge fanciful factual fictions, Fauxnique’s fashionably fierce form of feminism is filled with f***ing fantastic feats of hi-femme frippery. See why she broke through the glass ceiling of the male-dominated world of drag to become a queen among queens.
Fauxnique made herstory as the first cis-woman to win a major drag pageant and has performed in such varied venues as the Stud Bar, City Hall, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and de Young Museum in San Francisco; New Museum, Judson Church and the Stonewall in New York; Afterglow Festival in Provincetown, Allways in New Orleans and Rebar in Seattle; and in London, Reykjavik, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Rome, Catania and Zürich. She created space for kids to dress drag queens at a major museum, performed vocals and starred in the beloved video for the dance track ‘Lipstique’ by Silencefiction (aka Marc Kate), played the DIRT (originated by Justin Bond) in Taylor Mac’s Lily’s Revenge at Magic Theater and Eurydike/Ismene in Anne Carson’s ANTIGONICK at Ashby Stage.
Fauxnique is the drag queen alter-ego of artist/choreographer/dancer Monique Jenkinson. Lauded for her ‘campy, intellectual juxtaposition of pop culture and high art’ and ‘rare personable flair for drama’ Fauxnique plays with artifice and authenticity and lives to question essentialist assumptions about gender, art and culture. Informed both by Jenkinson’s classical ballet training and a tradition of radical queer performance and theory, Fauxnique sees drag as a dance form and the performance of femininity as a forceful, vulnerable and subversive act.