INTRO POST ACTIVATE.
My name is Ronen and I live in Chicago. Onstage I'm known as Marc LeMarque, and I've performed a few times with the new-ish Chicago drag troupe Gender Bent
. The group is composed mostly of kings, but really it's a mélange.
(Byyyyy the way, we have a show Saturday night, if you're in the area.)
My drag persona is... a little different from most of what I've seen others do so far. I started out trying to be a standard king, but after a few performances another performer remarked that the way I presented myself onstage came off very androgynous. So I figured, instead of trying to change my direction - what the heck, go with what comes natural.
So now I'm a hot-pants-wearing, eyeliner-sporting, confetti-throwing femme-king - or, to adopt a phrase I found on genderform, a "drag prince." I still pack and bind, but that won't preclude me from strapping on a pair of red heels and swooshing on some glittery eyeshadow for an act. Or performing an Adam Lambert routine. I still do some standard-ish stuff, but I find the femme comes more naturally to me.
Any other princes out there?