Ms. Blakk for President
Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614
Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614
Comedy/Drama
Runs May 23Jul 14, 2019

Don’t miss ensemble member Tarell Alvin McCraney’s return to the stage as Joan Jett Blakk, America’s first black drag queen presidential candidate. Joan’s story begins in Chicago; it’s 1992 and, with the AIDS crisis at its height, Joan and the newly formed Queer Nation Chicago have big goals in mind. Joan sets off on an exhilarating and dangerous journey to drag queer politics out of the closet and into a future where everyone has a place at the table. Part campaign rally, part nightclub performance, part confessional, and all party, MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT takes us into the heart and mind of one of Chicago’s most radical and influential trailblazers.

Don’t miss ensemble member Tarell Alvin McCraney’s return to the stage as Joan Jett Blakk, America’s first black drag queen presidential candidate. Joan’s story begins in Chicago; it’s 1992 and, with the AIDS crisis at its height, Joan and the newly formed Queer Nation Chicago have big goals in mind. Joan sets off on an exhilarating and dangerous journey to drag queer politics out of the closet and into a future where everyone has a place at the table. Part campaign rally, part nightclub performance, part confessional, and all party, MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT takes us into the heart and mind of one of Chicago’s most radical and influential trailblazers.

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