Second Studio’s Drag Night

Last Saturday in the Black Box Auditorium, SUU’s Second Studio theater company hosted the annual SUU Live Drag Night.

The Drag Night is an event in which members of the theater department perform roles and songs not typically meant for a particular actor or actress. The event was during SUU Live, a regular show Second Studio hosts for students to perform for each other.

For some, this mean singing a song not typically within their normal acting range, like a serious actor singing “If I Were a Rich Man” from “The Fiddler on the Roof” or rapping in Chinese.

For some this meant dressing and acting as the opposite gender. As various members of the audience were called to the stage by Abby Nakken, a senior theater major from Cedar City and host of the evening’s events, many of them went with beards painted on their faces and braids under baseball caps, or high heels underneath fishnet stockings, borrowed from a friend.

Nakken dressed up in a hoodie and loose fitting jeans, with her hair under a baseball cap and a beard painted on. “Just guys being dudes,” she’d say as she joked with the audience and introduced the boy band “The Bulges,” a group of five women dressed up as teenage boys.

Second Studio will continue to host SUU Live on a bi-monthly basis, and will be performing the play “12 Angry Men” on Apr. 19, 20, 21 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, please visit their Facebook page here.

Story by
Andrew Leavitt

Photo by
Andrew Leavitt