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Kings of Joy was born out of Queers of Joy - a bi-monthly celebration of trans and gender-diverse identities and community. Kings of Joy started as a performance group for first-time Drag Kings. And it's also so much more. It's community. It's friendship. It's a home.

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Looking for Drag Kingdom?

A night like no other - 40+ Drag Kings performing in Kings of Joy groups. Get your Drag make-up done, pick up a t-shirt and lose your mind at a stage full of hot masc Kings.

18 Aug, doors open 7pm

The Red Rattler,

6 Faversham St, Marrickville

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Max'd Out

“Before working with Danica I had long harboured a daydream to do drag. But I'm not a performer, certainly not a dancer, and I had no idea how that would ever happen. Danica swooped in with an ease about her that made me relaxed, and my partner and I signed up with zero experience of dancing on stage - knowing that we would have to perform in 6 weeks. A lofty dream that would have been, if it weren't for Danica's energy, time, and somehow, her ability to turn the nerves of 4 new Kings into pure excitement. Stage was a blast, and Danica's support is nothing short of massive, joyful and connecting. Practice was always a joy, and performing to a cheering crowd was unbelievable. I could do it because I trust Danica. She was right, we were in good hands.”

Jet Fourfingers

“Before (Kings of Joy), I found being on stage incredibly daunting. The pressure of deciding on my on-stage persona combined with choices of music, choreography and gathering the actual courage to perform something that I created would've weighed so heavily on my shoulders that I would just be paralysed by it. I also did not see myself as a performer. For a long time, I had wondered if all the queer performers who were bold enough to live their queer selves on stage were there because they did not have the same cultural traditions that held them back. Where were all the QPOC faces? What's holding them back? What's holding ME back? 

Our initial chat made me feel like it was possible to be up on stage one day in the future and not having a dance/theatre background wasn't going to be a barrier. I just never realised it was going to happen so soon. When it did, it went speeding by, almost too fast because you made it so fun. I never found any performance I did in school that I connected with so seamlessly as I did with being a King of Joy v3.0 on stage.”

Jim Junkie

“I signed up to Kings of Joy to challenge myself but I ended up growing in confidence, community and creativity. After this rough year it was a delight to make such beautiful connections to the members in my group and the greater drag community. I wasn't sure if I would ever get to find a creative community like this however this experience surpassed my wildest expectations. For the week after the performance I felt ecstatic. I never thought I would do anything like this but we did it!  I've made friends, found a creative outlet for my gender expression and found a community to support my gender journey.”

Kings of Joy

I met my person, Chris doing a group Drag King performance together. So far I've been nicknamed Dance Mum, the King Coach, the Mother of Drag Kings and Daddy Joy. I've mentored and produced over 50 first-time Drag Kings performing at Queers of Joy.

Due to the consistent percentage of others who have also found love in a Kings of Joy group, I've now been dubbed Kings of Joy's secret dating agency magic.

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Kings of Joy Gold Stars

For first-time Drag Kings who want to perform in a group. 6 weeks of rehearsals. Perform at Queers of Joy the bi-monthly performance showcasing trans, non-binary and gender-diverse performers.

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Kings of Joy All-Stars

Join the premium 12-week program and delve deeper into your Drag persona. Perform at The Show Ponies & Kings of Joy All-Stars Showcase and make a difference to ending world hunger. Proudly supporting The Hunger Project.

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Featuring artwork by Toby aka Martin Van Tasmal @trashgirlarts. 10% of all merch goes to our LGBTQI friends living in Block 13, refugee camp, Kakuma, Kenya.

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