Sasha Velour presents The Big Reveal: An Illustrated Manifesto of Drag
Sasha Velour, winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
is a gender-fluid drag queen, artist and speaker. She is the creator and editor of the critically-acclaimed drag magazine “Velour” and the host of the influential New York City-based drag show NightGowns, which was adapted into a docuseries. Her first one-queen theater show, “Smoke & Mirrors” toured to sold-out audiences around the world. In 2017, she was crowned the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9 on VH1, with an emotional and reveal-filled finale performance that made history. Velour also holds a degree in Literature from Vassar College, an MFA in Cartooning from The Center for Cartoon Studies, and was a former Fulbright Scholar in Moscow.
Join us as she discusses her first book, The Big Reveal, which pieces together memoir, history, and theory into a living portrait of an artist and an art. Within these pages, illustrated throughout with photos and original artwork, Sasha Velour illuminates drag as a unique form of expression with a rich history and a revolutionary spirit.
Each chapter strips off a new layer, removing one tantalizing glove and then another, to reveal all the twists and turns in the life of a queen. As Sasha recalls her own journey, from the women who raised her, to learning the craft of an artist, to success, disaster, and more, she also uncovers the history of queer life around the world that made it all possible.
“If we want to be seen as legendary,” writes Sasha, “we have to weave ourselves into history.”
Sasha’s memoir will be available for purchase through Books & Books on site.
VIP ticket includes premium seating and first-in line book signing.
Tickets: $39 – $75 (plus service fee)