When Eric falls for the handsome Wilson on the subway, he doesn’t know what he’s in for. Because Wilson is also Nina, a rising drag star in The House of Light, and when a competing house calls a ball for midnight, Eric is drawn into battle. Part turf war, part pageant, all conquest, Wig Out! is a mesmerizing trip into the heart of African-American drag ball culture by way of Ovid, Jay-Z, and Destiny’s Child. From the acclaimed author of The Brother/Sister Trilogy and Choir Boy comes a dazzling spectacle about the timeless desires to be desired, find your home, and dominate anyone who throws you shade.
Before rehearsals even began, Wig Out! choreographer Dell Howlett sent the following overview of ballroom culture’s varying techniques and physical vocabularies to the cast—complete with a playlist of links that we’ve provided here for your enjoyment, study, and possible dance breaks…Read More
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Tarell Alvin McCraney writes at the intersection of culture and history. His work examines the African-American experience, often drawing on rhythm and language of ritual. He is also a powerful voice in a generation of LGBTQ artists whose work is changing the paradigms of how society talks about gender and sexuality, onstage and off.Read More
Wig Out! is set in the decades-old ballroom culture that developed from the Harlem drag balls of the 1920s into today’s elaborate competitions held worldwide. Read more about where Tarell, ballroom, and Wig Out! have hit the news.Read More