Former drag queen and current hyperactive transsexual presents a evening of songs, reflections and stories
Thursday, June 16, 2022 at Laurie Beechman Theatre

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Daphne Always (Sasha Velour’s NIGHTGOWNS) returns with her cabaret show Sumtimez, Always--Still?! at The Laurie Beechman Theatre (407 West 42 Street) on Thursday, June 16 at 9:30 PM. Tickets are $22, with a $36 VIP option including preferred seating and a meet & greet available at www.SpinCycleNYC.com. Please note that there is a $25 food/drink minimum at all performances at this venue, with a full dinner menu, waiter service and a full bar available.

Former drag queen and current hyperactive transsexual Daphne Always (née Sumtimez) returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre with Sumtimez, Always--Still?! Join her for a night of tender reflection, absurdist trans parody songs, and shameless indulgence, all set against the gorgeous musical backdrop of Daphne’s pianist and Long Island pal, James Sheppard. Come out to feel the unique electricity, warmth, and intrigue of occupying a seat at a Daphne Always show!

Daphne Always is a trans cabaret artist based in New York. Starting as a drag queen (by the name Daphne Sumtimez), her explorations of nightlife and gender have landed her on the stages of the Met, Joe’s Pub, Club Cumming, and The Green Room 42, among others. She met her musical director, James Sheppard, in their performance in Sasha Velour’s NIGHTGOWNS in 2017, and the duo has been creating ridiculous-but-insightful cabarets ever since.

"For me, [drag] was the beginning of learning to navigate spaces as someone who isn't read as 'boy,'" said the then-Daphne Sumtimez, a Brooklyn-based transgender drag performer. "It’s taught me how much agency we all have in forging our identities." "I’d say that the number of definitions is increasing," Sumtimez adds. "I’m sure drag still means the same thing it always has to a lot of people, but there are as many definitions of drag as there are people thinking about drag, and that number is certainly on the rise… Drag is just dressing up as someone or something other than what you are currently dressed up as."