Many faces, one common love.
I am creating the Austin International Drag Festival because I absolutely adore the Drag community. Drag artists play such an important part in our lives, whether you know it or not. They raise millions of dollars for charity. They expand our view of art through amazing creative performances. They also create conversation about gender roles in society. They are activists. The are leaders. The world would be a pretty boring place without our Queens and Kings.
I am creating the Austin International Drag Festival because it is the right thing to do and the right time to do it. The world is ready for a festival of this magnitude. I want to make sure that those drag performers that work hard at their art everyday are given the chance to be seen by the largest possible audience that I can bring to them.For 3 days in November of 2019, Austin, Texas will become THE DRAG CAPITAL OF THE WORLD!
Truly and Humbly Yours, Jamie Steward Bancroft
President/CEO of the Austin International Drag Foundation Inc.