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Stepping into the Spotlight: How to Boost Confidence in Drag King Performance drag king kings of joy performance Jul 18, 2024

Sarah Malone @sierramalevich

So, you think you need confidence as a Drag King? The secret to mastering any new skill is the realisation that confidence is not required. Confidence is gained by doing the thing you’ve set out to master. It’s not necessary beforehand.

So what is needed...

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Performing for a Cause: How Drag Kingdom Made a Difference drag kingdom kings of joy the king coach Jul 11, 2024

[Photo credit: Sarah Malone]

Drag Kingdom is a reunion of the Kings of Joy community. Imagine 30+ Kings of Joy spilling through the doors of the Red Rattler with costumes, props and facial hair for days. This Pride edition of Drag Kingdom on 27 June was no different.

With so many Kings of Joy...

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The Heart of Drag Kingdom: The King Coach's Speech on 3 Ways to Make a Difference drag kingdom kings of joy kings of joy all-stars making a difference Jul 04, 2024

Chris Lani-McAllister: My wife, Danica Lani!

Who loves a switch? Me.

Ooh, kinky.

Alright, so this is Danica, this is Daddy Joy, Dario DiBello, the King Coach, who's been coaching 112 Drag Kings. 

Danica Lani: Wow, it is a privilege to be with each and every one of you here tonight. I am...

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Drag Kingdom: The Largest Ongoing Drag King Show on Earth drag king drag kingdom kings of joy Jun 24, 2024

What do you get when you take 35 Drag Kings from the Kings of Joy community and give them a stage? As much fun as you can have with your clothes on…

Drag Kingdom is the largest ongoing Drag King show in the world. Held only twice a year in Sydney’s funky theatre, The Red Rattler, it...

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Kings of Joy Gold Stars: Meet the Glam Squad Making Their Debut Tonight! drag king kings of joy queers of joy Jun 13, 2024

Oh hey, it’s you! Come on in.

Wanna meet our newest Kings of Joy Gold Stars?

They have been crafting their Drag King personas over the last 6 weeks, asking daring questions such as ‘What does my masculine persona do for a living?’ and ‘What is his sexuality?’

Also,...

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Lady Gaga’s perfect demonstration of toxic masculinity drag king kings of joy lgbtqia+ performance Jun 06, 2024

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I love Lady Gaga. I love her as an entertainer, a vocalist, an actor, a pusher of boundaries, and an entrepreneur. As you might guess, this is not a damning or critical article of her, so if you’re looking for gossip, undermining or hate, go elsewhere.

One of my favourite songs...

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Live from Drag Kingdom: How I Discovered my Purpose as The King Coach drag king drag kingdom kings of joy the king coach Jun 04, 2024

**Special announcement** 

Tickets are now on sale for Kings of Joy’s Pride edition of Drag Kingdom! With 30+ Drag Kings performing and 10% of all proceeds going to our LGBT refugee friends living in Block 13, Kakuma, Kenya this will be a night to remember. 

Thurs 27 June -...

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The Magic of Signature Moves in Drag King Performances choreography drag king kings of joy May 17, 2024

Movement begins in utero as our body develops and takes form. It’s only later when we are on the dancefloor as a teenager that we become conscious of our ‘dance’ moves. In fact the word ‘dance’ can trigger us right back to that dancefloor moment. Maybe someone...

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From Thrift Store Finds To Stage-Ready Ensembles – A Guide To Upcycling For The Aspiring Drag King costume drag king May 09, 2024

One of the most fun aspects of being a Drag King is creating costumes. In the underground Drag King scene, many of us trawl through pre-loved clothing. And we find pieces of gold discarded by others. 

This is the magic of upcycling. It requires imagination, patience and some elbow grease....

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Imitating Famous Masculine Faces: A Guide for Drag Kings drag king drag king makeup kings of joy May 01, 2024

Drag King makeup is not just an art form but a transformative experience. It requires a deep understanding of facial structures and masculine features.

In this makeup guide for Drag Kings, we will imitate famous masculine faces. When you study these faces and practice drawing them, you will...

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From Novice to King: A Beginner's Guide to the Art of Drag King Performance drag king kings of joy performance Apr 04, 2024

The art of Drag King performance begins with stage presence and energy. Back this up with masculine expression and lip-syncing. Finally, nail audience interaction and your performance will soar to the next level. Here's how.

 Stage Presence: Your Invisible Armor

The power of stage presence...

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Anti-Racism Work is Never Done anti-racism Mar 28, 2024

The work of anti-racism is never done. It’s not something on our to-do list that we can simply tick off. The learning is ongoing. 

So when The Red Rattler and Addi Rd offered an Anti-Racism Workshop last week, I felt called to attend. I also felt like running away at the lunch break...

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