Fauxnique: The F Word

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  • Ticket Price: $20.00
  • Door Time: 6:30 PM
  • Show Type: Cabaret
  • Restrictions: 21 & over
    Two drink minimum
    $25 At The Door

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Fauxnique: The F Word
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 7:00 PM
Oasis, San Francisco, CA
  • 21 & over
  • Two drink minimum
  • $25 At The Door
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The F Word is FEMINISM! No longer unmentionable, now on everyone’s lips – let’s hear it from the painted mouth of a lady drag queen. A frank fabulist whose Fosse-lized focus and forceful frame forge fanciful factual fictions, Fauxnique’s fashionably fierce form of feminism is filled with f***ing fantastic feats of hi-femme frippery. See why she broke through the glass ceiling of the male-dominated world of drag to become a queen among queens.
Fauxnique made herstory as the first cis-woman to win a major drag pageant and has performed in such varied venues as the Stud Bar, City Hall, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and de Young Museum in San Francisco; New Museum, Judson Church and the Stonewall in New York; Afterglow Festival in Provincetown, Allways in New Orleans and Rebar in Seattle; and in London, Reykjavik, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Rome, Catania and Zürich. She created space for kids to dress drag queens at a major museum, performed vocals and starred in the beloved video for the dance track ‘Lipstique’ by Silencefiction (aka Marc Kate), played the DIRT (originated by Justin Bond) in Taylor Mac’s Lily’s Revenge at Magic Theater and Eurydike/Ismene in Anne Carson’s ANTIGONICK at Ashby Stage.

Fauxnique is the drag queen alter-ego of artist/choreographer/dancer Monique Jenkinson. Lauded for her ‘campy, intellectual juxtaposition of pop culture and high art’ and ‘rare personable flair for drama’ Fauxnique plays with artifice and authenticity and lives to question essentialist assumptions about gender, art and culture. Informed both by Jenkinson’s classical ballet training and a tradition of radical queer performance and theory, Fauxnique sees drag as a dance form and the performance of femininity as a forceful, vulnerable and subversive act.

Praise for Fauxnique

‘In all my years of watching performers and singers and musicians, I must say that Fauxnique is truly one of my favorite stylists and masters of the art of performance and quite frankly, I do not remember having so much fun or respect for a performer in quite some time. (And this is coming from someone who usually hates everything!!).’
- Lawrence Helman

‘…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

Photo by Darren Ankenbauer