CREATING SPACE FOR ALL DRAG TO BE SEEN
Dapper Puss was created by LA drag king veteran, Johnny Gentleman, who after connecting with other drag kings troupes while traveling to New York and San Francisco, realized that drag kings were underrepresented in the Los Angeles community. With the lack of drag king shows in Los Angeles and venues declining to produce drag king content, he decided to use his connections and skills as a producer to produce the first drag king brunch in Los Angeles. Since July 2022, Dapper Puss: THE BRUNCH has created a safe-space for BIPOC, Trans, and queer drag performers to express their art and connect with a melting pot of queer, straight, and ethnically diverse guests who come to see these unique forms of drag artistry.
Meet The Team
FOUNDER, PRODUCER, HOST, SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER, GRAPHIC DESIGNER AND HOST, JOHNNY GENTLEMAN
Johnny Gentleman is a Latinx, trans-masc drag king veteran who has worked hard to break boundaries in the name of the drag king, non-binary, and BIPOC communities in Los Angeles. He has been an activist for drag king and non-binary equality in the drag community. He has performed at WeHo Pride, produced WeHo’s first drag king half hour at WeHo Pride 2022, been featured in Vox.com, LA Times, and Spectrum News, and was the first drag king producer to perform and coordinate an all indigenous drag lineup for LA PRIDE 2023.He started LA’s first drag king brunch, Dapper Puss: THE BRUNCH, in July 2022 and the show is currently at MAMA SHELTER LA.
He has been a panelist for several non-profit organizations speaking about his story as a trans masculine, non-binary Latinx drag king and creating educational and diverse events for the LGBTQIA+ community; especially LGBTQIA+ youth.
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RESIDENT PHOTOGRAPHER,Kat Theadora (F*g Sabbath)
Kat Theadora is a photographer for the people. Specializing in drag and burlesque, Kat has found a world of inspiration with the queer art community. She hopes to represent all variations of people in her work and show the best of others’ beauty and art.
Moonlighting as the drag king Fag Sabbath and photographing drag has added richness and perspective to both art forms. As Fag, he founded the Canna Kings & Co. troupe out of Indianapolis and hopes to inspire a new drive of kings and things.