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Simply Fabulous!

In summer of 2019, Near West Theatre and Veranda L’Ni became Cleveland’s premier hosts for Drag Queen Story Hour, a national effort to organize storytimes with larger-than-life Drag Queens!

Drag Queen Story Hour
Drag Queen Story Hour
Drag Queen Story Hour

Since our first DQSH, NWT’s attendance has doubled in size and we have grown to offer multiple opportunities throughout the year. We create a welcoming environment where aspiring readers can celebrate diversity and inclusion, and break the stigma around harmful gender stereotypes through exposure to self-proclaimed queer role models.

Step into “Veranda’s living room”—complete with many shimmery materials, a piano, pillows, stuffed animals, lots of purple, and of course, the Christmas Story leg lamp. From her throne, Veranda L’Ni, Cleveland’s tallest drag entertainer, reads a selection of stories to the group and leads sing-alongs that share messages of love and inclusivity. Plus, there is usually dancing and glitter and crafting!

This program is ideal for ages 3 to 8 and their family, and lasts about one hour. 

UPCOMING:

Drag Queen Story Hour

November 07, 2020, 11:00am

Step into “Veranda’s living room”—complete with many shimmery materials, a piano, pillows, stuffed animals, lots of purple, and of course, the Christmas Story leg lamp....


Questions?

Email Drag Queen Story Hour

Special thanks to Michelle Tea, RADAR Production, and Drag Queen Story Hour. Visit their website.

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