Playthings: The Drag-A-Zine Launch w/ Nadya Plaything

Reading is what? Fundamental! Some of Boston’s best drag superstars are coming together to celebrate the launch of “Playthings: The Drag-A-Zine,” a one-of-a-kind zine that explores and celebrates Boston’s drag community. Featuring art, essays, poems, sketches, collages, photography, and more, this zine offers a unique look into Boston’s vibrant drag scene.

The evening will include a conversation with the zine’s artistic director Nadya Plaything and some of the zine’s contributors as well as performances by some of Boston’s most sickening drag artists. Get ready to be gooped, gagged, and gobsmacked by an evening unlike any other— oh, and don’t forget your tips!

About the Zine

“Playthings: The Drag-A-Zine” is vibrant and unapologetic look into Boston’s unique drag community. This zine features essays, poems, sketches, collages, thought pieces, photography and art in celebration of the drag scene in Boston and beyond. The inaugural issue will explore topics such as drag’s political nature, the relationship between the performer and their drag persona, trans identities in the drag community, the search for drag history, and much, much more! This collaborative labor of love offers a peek behind the sequined curtain, showcasing some of Boston’s most creative, colorful, and quirky drag artists.


About the Author

Nadya Plaything is a boston-based drag performer who serves as originator and artistic director of “Playthings: The Drag-A-Zine.” When not in drag, Patric is an emerging writer and theatrical
artist. His plays have been workshopped and produced across the country. He has won numerous accolades for his research into LGBTQ+ history and has researched under Michael Bronski for an upcoming anthology of historical LGBTQ essays. His first novel Ride Into the Sun was published last March. Nadya/Patric is extremely proud of this project and grateful to all the writers, artists, and contributors that bring this Drag-A-Zine to life!

Event date: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 8:00pm
Event address: 
338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115