Lessons in Drag


March 2, 2014 - 8:30pm


Public Space One

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Lessons in Drag, a performance by LGBT activist Kareem Khubchandani, will be held Sunday, March 2, at 8:30 p.m. at Public Space One, 120 N. Dubuque St. Iowa City. The performance raises issues of gender discipline while exploring South Asian popular culture through anecdotes, monologues, research interviews, stand–up comedy, and dance.  

Kareem Khubchandani is a PhD candidate in Performance Studies at Northwestern University writing a dissertation titled “Ishtyle: Queer Nightlife Performance in India and the South Asian Diaspora.”  He is an activist working with the LGBT South Asian organization Trikone–Chicago, and with the Bangalore Campaign for Sexuality Minorities Rights.  He is also a performance artist working in storytelling, drag, and dance.