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Confessions of America’s First Black Drag Queen

by Les Kurkendaal,
Robin Rothman
& Donna Kay Yarborough



Les Kurkendaal- Barrett is bringing his brand new show The Real Black Swann, Confessions of America’s First Black Drag Queen to the Rogue Festival. This is a storytelling show about William Dorsey Swann, a former slave who threw drag balls in the 1800s. Kurkendaal-Barrett says, “I saw this story and I feel that this was a story that needed to be told. This man was ahead of his time.

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