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June 22 @ 7:30 pm

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Tidemark Theatre
1220 Shoppers Row
Campbell River, BC V9W 2C8 Canada
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PRIDE at the Tide: The Drag Takeover

The Tidemark Theatre and North Island Pride are excited to present PRIDE at the Tide: The Drag Takeover.

We’re thrilled to bring you an evening where fabulous meets fierce, featuring your favourite Pride emcees: The Queen of East Van, Isolde N. Barron and Baddest B*&tch Peach Cobblah!

The evening features a stellar lineup of special guests including Genesis, recent winner of Vancouver’s Next Drag Superstar, and PM – back by popular demand. We are also thrilled to introduce two exciting new talents, Mx Bukuru and Jas Minh, who are set to dazzle with their unique performances.

Join us in person at the Tidemark Theatre or experience the magic live-streamed into your home. Celebrate Pride with a night that promises not just entertainment but an affirming space of joy and inclusivity.

Isolde N. Barron

Originally from South Africa, Cameron is a Vancouver-based director, producer and drag queen. He produced and curated Club PuSh for the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival from 2013 to 2020, and is the founder and Artistic & Executive Director of Zee Zee Theatre. He has assistant directed for the Arts Club, Bard on the Beach, Centaur Theatre, City Opera Vancouver and the Vancouver Playhouse and directed for Studio 58. A recipient of the Ray Michal Award for Outstanding Body of Work by an Emerging Director for the 2014/2015 season, he has also been nominated for Outstanding Direction at The Jessie Richardson Awards. He is a graduate of Studio 58 and has further trained with Pochinko clown master, John Turner.

Mackenzie’s drag alter ego The Queen of East Van, Isolde N. Barron has been the host of numerous weekly and monthly shows as well as taught drag workshops for various ages. As the Queen Mother of the Cobalt, an East Van space she helped transform into a vital queer hub, she hosted her first weekly show Apocalypstick for two years and was a monthly fixture for five years at Queer Bash, East Van’s premiere queer dance & dress-up party. She mentored the newest crop of Drag King, Queens and Things as the head judge for the Annual Mr/Miss Cobalt Competition, for seven years. She was Vancouver’s Entertainer of the Year for 2010 and appeared on the cover of various publications including the inaugural edition of SAD Mag as well as Xtra and Beat Route. With her real life husband and drag daughter Peach Cobblah, she has co-created 20 Minute Drag School, Tucked & Plucked: Vancouver’s Drag Herstory Live On StageParents Are A Drag and Parents are STILL A Drag, drag show for kids starring their son.

Peach Cobblah

Peach Cobblah, known as the Baddest B&*#h of Vancouver, or East Van’s Cheapest Date, has been a fixture of Vancouver’s nightlife for over a decade. With her wife Isolde N. Barron she co-created Tucked & Plucked: Drag Herstory Live Onstage which has appeared extensively over the past seven years including at the Magnetic North Festival and PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, and their latest theatre-drag hybrid for kids, Parents Are A Drag, commissioned by the Vancouver International Children’s Festival. Peach created and for over four years hosted Shame Spiral, a devilishly regretful weekly drag show at 1181 in Vancouver’s West End. She also helped revive the queer East Van scene for the past decade with events like HUSTLA: homo hip hop, The Gay Agenda: Glitter & Skin, a monthly party celebrating all forms of masculinity, the annual Mr/Miss Cobalt Drag Competition, Eye Roll: Another F$%*ing 90s Party, and Limp Wrist, celebrating queer icons. She can be seen sweating and swaying all over town. She appeared as Hanna the Dominatrix in The Vancouver Playhouse’s final production, La Cage Aux Folles, and continues to host events across the lower mainland from prides to community events to political conversations. Out of drag Peach is known as award-winning playwright Dave Deveau who has had twelve plays produced, many of which have been touring Canada and the US for the past decade.

PM

PM is Vancouver’s non-binary dancing drag bimbo. Mixing both their contemporary-ballet background and off-beat style, P.M’s goal is to continually bend gender and sexuality while jump splitting and front flipping. They are 100% a winner, claiming the crown in 2019 of Vancouver’s Next Drag Superstar! They are 1/4 of The Darlings drag collective; a multi-disciplinary non-binary drag quartet in Vancouver. They are also a founding member of the weekly show Enby 6 @ The Junction every Thursday. PM also performs and hosts many events such as: Late Night Snack, The Larry & Pum Pum Show & Na$ty Gurlz.

Genesis

Genesis is a gender-fluid drag artist, with a flair for breaking stereotypes and defying expectations. Genesis is a one-person variety show, combining their skills as a burlesque performer, singer and dancer to create a diverse array of performances that always leave audiences spellbound. Since winning the prestigious title of Vancouver’s Next Drag Superstar, Genesis has been gracing stages across Vancouver and beyond, as a phenomenal host and performer. Genesis teaches Drag 101 at Passion and Performance dance studio, where they get to share their skills and create community for new drag artists.

Mx Bukuru

The name is Mx. Bukuru. That’s B-U-K-U-R-U and if you don’t know what it means honey, look it up. Mx. Is the church being your momma never wanted you to meet. They are the inaugural winner of Van Slam’s Drag Slam (2019) and runner up in the Eastside Drag Derby (2019). A member of ENBY 6 and Diasporic Dynasty, Mx. ascends colonial ideas of religion and will bring you to the sexiest church that ever did exist. They recently made their debut at Vancouver International Burlesque festival and can be found hosting all kinds of events around town.

Tickets: $17 Non-Members, $12.50 Youth & TTS Members, $10 Live Stream (+applicable taxes & fees)