Coco Roux is a drag artist whose work is androgynous, theatrical, satirical, and chock full of pop culture references. They have performed in a variety of cabarets and drag shows including Dark Day Monday, Crème de la Femme, Kings & Classics, House of Kings, as well as Sweet Action Theatre’s Drag King Comedy troupe. They are a recent graduate of Tygr Willy’s It’s All A Drag Program at SKETCH Working Arts and recently did their first Pride performance with PrideTO’s Virtual Bloom Stage. Coco is a member of Tygr Haus.
It’s All A Drag! is a 10 week drag training program I participated in, with workshops led by artists such as Newfound Lad, Halal Bae, and Babia Majora. Program led by Ty Sloane/Tygr Willy. The program was to culminate with a performance originally slated for The Gladstone Hotel but was postponed due to COVID. As well, we had a debut performance at PrideTO’s Bloom Stage (which was held virtually in 2020).
SKETCH Working Arts (Feb 2020)
Photos by Jahmal Nugent
Performed “Treat People With Kindness” by Harry Styles with Ryan Heffington-inspired choreography. Performance was dedicated to Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and all of those who have lost loved ones due to COVID-19.
Glad Day TV (May 2020)
Based on the workshop and improvisational show format created and directed by Deanna Fleysher.
Sweet Action Theatre (Oct 2019)
Shoppers Drug Man is an original drag character I created that satirizes the “pink tax” placed on products designed for women or people who menstruate, set to the song “The Man” by The Killers.
Crème de la Femme (Feb 2019)
Photos by Kevin Bryan