The Real Black Swann Confessions of America‘s First Black Drag Queen

The Real Black Swann Confessions of America‘s First Black Drag Queen

Kurkendaal-Barrett Presentations

Los Angeles, CA


Story of former slave who became the Queen of Drag

The Real Black Swann Confessions of America’s First Black Drag Queen is the true story of William Dorsey Swann . He was a former slave who became the Queen of Drag in the 1800’s He fought racism, homophobia and became the first gay activist.


Category: Solo Performance

Tags: Storytelling, Historical, LGBT

Rating: PG-13 (13+)


Venue: Art Academy Room 663 (A663)
Run Time: 55 Minutes


Artist Bio

Les Kurkendaal-Barrett is an actor, writer and storyteller based in Los Angeles. He has been touring Fringe Festivals around the world since 2000. He has done film, television but he has a special fondness for Fringe Festivals. He has also appeared on The Moth.

Past Fringe Credits

I have been doing fringes since 2000 and that is a lot to type.

I have been to Cincy Fringe several times.