In September I returned to the fabulous Afterglow Festival in beautiful Provincetown. Not only did I have the honor of sharing the stage with some top notch talent, but I got to do a photoshoot with the legendary Bobby Miller and landed the cover and a profile in Provincetown Magazine. Read it here.
Faux Real at Ashby Stage was a smashing success.
So honored that the brilliant R. Black created this beautiful image for me.
Gorgeous photo by Kegan Marling.
Glad I got to reprise the legendary number I created to Led Zepplin’s ‘The Rain Song’ for the epic wedding of some dear friends.
After playing NYC, London, Provincetown, Seattle & New Orleans, Faux Real with Fauxnique returns to San Francisco, playing the gorgeous new Oasis.
Monique Jenkinson appears as her drag queen alter-ego Fauxnique in the latest incarnation of her ever-evolving one-woman-show!
What does it take to be a real drag queen? Though women have ruled as role models for generations of queens, drag is still known as the ultimate boys club. Fauxnique and Faux Real turn the clubhouse upside down. Not only does Fauxnique ‘lipsynch for her life,’ but she also dances, sings and offers some philosophical musings on artifice and authenticity. Faux Real revels in the tension between the glamour of performance and the intimacy of presence.
Be ready for high heel stunts, hero worship, remembrance of gay prom dates past & fervid femme feminism.
Praise for Faux Real:
‘…her revelatory and inspirational show Faux Real deploys Trannyshack-schooled drag, pro athlete caliber dance, and first-person dialogue to mine diamond truths about the relationship between women and gay men. It’s on a par with the 1990 film version of Sandra Bernhard’s Without You I’m Nothing.’
– Johnny Ray Huston, SF Bay Guardian
‘artfully grapples with glamour, artifice, ballet…’ Time Out London
‘amazingly skillful performance’ – Leah Garchik, SF Chronicle
‘campy, intellectual juxtaposition of pop culture and high art’ – Evan James, San Francisco Magazine
I just made a new piece that I loved performing as part of the series ‘Turning Up the Volume: 5 Artists Respond to Keith Haring: the Political Line’. Such an honor.