Ms. Blakk for President
Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614
Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614
Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614
Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614
Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614
Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614
Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614
Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614
Comedy
Runs May 23Jul 21, 2019

Meet America’s first drag queen presidential candidate—Ms. Joan Jett Blakk—as she announces her bid to run for President of the United States. It’s Chicago, 1992, and with the AIDS crisis at its height, Joan and the newly formed Queer Nation Chicago have an urgent agenda. Joan sets off on an exhilarating and dangerous journey to drag queer politics out of the closet and into a future where ALL are visible and ALL have a place at the table. Inspired—but not bound by true events, MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT takes us into the heart and mind of one of Chicago’s most singular and radical citizens. Infused with music and hilarity, MS. BLAKK is part campaign rally, part nightclub performance, part confessional—and all party!

Author Tarell Alvin McCraney
Author and Director Tina Landau
Scenic Design David Zinn
Costume Design Toni-Leslie James
Lighting Design Heather Gilbert
Sound Design & Original Music Lindsay Jones
Projection Design Rasean Davonte Johnson
Company Voice & Text Coach Gigi Buffington
Production Stage Manager Christine D. Freeburg
Assistant Stage Manager Kathleen Barrett

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