Dred

Dred

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Starting with "Dred," Gerestant's unflappably comical cross-dressing alter-ego, she takes the audience on a tour-de-soul of black male stereotypes,from a mack dad with an atomic fro to a pimp decked out in the shabbiest of fabulous ghetto flash to a drag king trapped inside the body of a woman.

Biography

Back by popular demand!!! Dred brings back her one woMan show : "D.R.E.D. Daring Reality Every Day!!!"

Dred is one of the most sought after artists for LGBTQQIA, Black History, and Women's History Month events. Through her performances she draws attention to how society domesticates us into our preconceived notions of sexuality, race, and gender. Her life, humanity, and spirituality, brings us a bit closer to recognizing and unlearning constraints, prejudices and stereotypes.

She's received non-stop raves at numerous events, from campuses including Yale, Penn State, Vassar, MIT, NYU, and Smith College; theaters such as NYC’s P.S. 122 and Harlem Theater Company, and conferences such as Creating Change and True Colors. Dred has performed internationally including, Korea , Australia , Croatia , Austria , Switzerland , Germany , and Brazil

The smooth-headed, internationally known Haitian-American, multi-spirited performance-artist, and gender-illusioning woman, Dred has been seen on HBO, MTV, Oxygen and one of the stars of the award-winning film "Venus Boyz" ( www.venusboyz.net ). DRED's has also sung a Haitian hymn for Steven Spielberg's "Terminal."

Using theatre, dance, humor, and cultural history, Dred plays with gender roles and social/racial stereotypes to inspire all audiences to think about race, gender, identites. Her shows are not just about imitating the "opposite" sex, they are about freedom of self-expression and crossing/breaking boundaries. She inspires people to honor and accept the differences in their selves, and each other.

Dred's performance has been written about in books including The Drag King Book and Female Masculinity, and also has been published in the anthology Cast Out: Queer Lives in Theater.

Dred offers:
1. One woMan show
2. "Venus Boyz" screening with Q and A