Drag performances have always been about breaking boundaries and challenging societal norms. In the case of Ri Baroche, a non-binary writer, performer, and musician, their drag persona ‘Dragona Budjet’ takes it a step further by integrating quantum physics, gender, and climate change into their show.
Through their show “Drag ‘n’ Drop!”, Baroche aims to bring together diverse audiences by exploring seemingly disparate themes within a single performance. By doing so, they hope to boost representation of LGBTQ+ people in both science and the arts, where they are currently underrepresented.
So how does quantum physics fit into this drag performance? Baroche introduces elements of quantum theory to challenge binary thinking around gender and identity. They believe that the scientific community, unfortunately, contributes to the feelings of being unsafe and underrepresented among LGBTQ+ individuals. By incorporating scientific theories like ‘superposition’, where a particle can exist in multiple states at once, Baroche aims to expand the audience’s understanding of the universe and promote a more inclusive perspective.
Baroche also tackles the issue of climate change within their show. They recognize the importance of addressing this global crisis, but they understand the challenge of making it engaging and entertaining without coming across as preachy. Through witty satire and humor, such as their song “Biodegradable Tits!”, Baroche sheds light on the environmental impact of drag performances while conveying a serious underlying message about the importance of climate action. They emphasize that climate change will disproportionately affect marginalized and underrepresented communities like the LGBTQ+ community.
Ultimately, Baroche’s goal is to achieve better representation of LGBTQ+ stories and people in the South and Southwest of the UK. Through workshops with LGBTQ+ youth and support from organizations like Arts Council England, Baroche has been able to develop their show and create a space for LGBTQ+ voices to be heard. As they take their performance on tour, Baroche is excited to receive feedback from audiences and continue the conversation about the intersectionality of drag, science, and the power of representation.
If you’re interested in experiencing the unique blend of drag, science, and social commentary, make sure to catch Drag ‘n’ Drop! at The Alma Tavern & Theatre on November 10-11 at 8pm. Tickets are available on [url]www.tickettailor.com[/url].
What is Drag ‘n’ Drop! about?
Drag ‘n’ Drop! is a multi-genre show that combines drag, quantum physics, gender, and climate change. It aims to boost representation of LGBTQ+ people in science and the arts.
How does quantum physics fit into the show?
By introducing quantum theory, Dragona Budjet (Baroche’s drag persona) challenges binary thinking around gender and identity. It expands the audience’s understanding of the universe and promotes inclusivity.
Why is climate change included in the show?
Baroche tackles climate change to raise awareness and engage the audience without being preachy. They use satire and humor to shed light on the environmental impact of drag performances and emphasize the importance of climate action.
What is the goal of the show?
Baroche aims to achieve better representation of LGBTQ+ stories and people, particularly in the South and Southwest of the UK. They hope to spark conversations and create a space for LGBTQ+ voices to be heard.
Where can I see Drag ‘n’ Drop!?
Drag ‘n’ Drop! is currently on tour and will be at The Alma Tavern & Theatre on November 10-11 at 8pm. Tickets are available at [url]www.tickettailor.com[/url].