Courtney Act’s Provocation: Dragging You into the Mainstream

As part of our public debate series during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, we’re delighted to be exploring how the rising prominence of the underground drag scene is informing cultural discussions surrounding social issues including gender, race and sexual orientation.

This 90-minute session will be kicked off with a provocation delivered by Australian drag performer Courtney Act (RuPaul’s Drag Race, Celebrity Big Brother), followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.

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We were delighted to produce Courtney’s debut Edinburgh season last year. This year we are thrilled that she has agreed to deliver the provocation for this event looking at her impact and that of the drag community in pushing society forward.

Already a household name through her profile on Australian Idol and RuPaul’s Drag Race, when Courtney entered the Big Brother house early this year her presence sparked numerous conversations surrounding gender identity, sexual orientation and equality.

Winning sparked a whole new conversation.

Join us at Fringe Central for this free discussion by booking tickets here.

Follow @weareohsocivil for announcements on panelists.

Interested in this? You may also like to attend Persistent & Nasty or Pussy Riot: Disobey! Art as Activism in a Time of Turmoil.

Love Courtney Act? Buy tickets for Under the Covers.