A new show brings queer performance artists into a theatrical setting and at least sometimes away from the bar scene. On Saturday at Out Front Theater, epic pivoter and drag host Brigitte Bidet curated and debuted Menagerie, a variety hour the likes of which LGBTQ Atlanta seldom sees.
The program subtitled “La Stage aux Folle” featured dance, burlesque, live singing and instrumental music and a juggler. Wussy co-sponsored the event, and even drag acts that Atlanta knows well upped their production values for the show.
In addition to Bidet, queens included Shawnna Brooks, Szn Alxndr, Ellasaurus Rex and Geneva Blaus. Queer burlesque mainstay Royal Tee wielded a whip and sang live. Orchid played violin to the awe of an enrapt audience.
Like the stage acts, the audience represented a fresh mix of LGBTQ Atlanta as well. Our photographer caught some of the action in our gallery below.
Next up for Wussy is Multiverse with Rock M Sakura at My Sister’s Room on Sept. 11.
Photos by Russ Bowen-Youngblood