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In Photos: Drag On The Edge

Linda-Cristal Young | September 17th, 2021

In Photos: Drag On The Edge

Citizen Contributions  |  Drag  |  LGBTQ  |  Arts & Culture  |  New Haven Pride  |  New Haven Pride Center  |  Ninth Square  |  COVID-19


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Host and drag artist Complete Destruction. Linda-Cristal Young Photos. 

Wednesday night, the New Haven Pride Center and PRIDE New Haven hosted Drag on the Edge, a performance at Empire-Gotham Citi Cafe Nightclub in New Haven's Ninth Square Neighborhood celebrating the sheer breadth of drag as an art form. These images come from photographer and drag enthusiast Linda-Cristal Young, the senior house electrician at the Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre. Follow her on Instagram at @LCYVisual

Drag artists included Chai, Ambrosia Black, Frankie M. Cyanide, Paxx Headroom, Glass Staine, Rory Roux Lay and Ram Shackle with music from DJ Ephraim Adamz (several of the performers have appeared in the pages of the Arts Paper; read more about here, here, and here). The event was hosted by Rhode Island-based drag artist Complete Destruction.

"Every style and form of drag is valid as performance art and we are bringing together some of Connecticut’s most incredible drag artists to showcase the vast variety of drag art," wrote the Pride Center of the event. "From edgy performances and political statements, to drag of many genders and expressions–drag can be anything and everything." 

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Artist Ram Shackle. Linda-Cristal Young Photos.  

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Artist Rory Roux Lay. Linda-Cristal Young Photos. 

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Artist Chai. Linda-Cristal Young Photos. 

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Artist Glass Staine. Linda-Cristal Young Photos. 

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Artist Paxx Headroom. Linda-Cristal Young Photos. 

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Artist Ambrosia Black. Linda-Cristal Young Photos. 

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Artist Paxx Headroom. Linda-Cristal Young Photos. 

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Artist Chai. Linda-Cristal Young Photos. 

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Host and drag artist Complete Destruction. Linda-Cristal Young Photos. 

Drag on the Edge-23Artist Frankie M. Cyanide. Linda-Cristal Young Photos.