A night of luscious looks, death-dropping divas, and life-giving lipsyncs are coming to the Capital Region’s historic Palace Theatre this July 26th! A Midsummer SLAY! with Queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race will be turning it up and turning it out this summer – a Friday evening treat from top to bottom. Stay tuned for further announcements as we reveal the full line-up, including local drag talent – but first, TATIANNA!
At 19, Tatianna did her first drag show in D.C., not far from her home in Falls Church, Virginia. Performing Britney Spears’ “Radar” and Cassie’s “Me & U,” Tati slayed the crowd. A few months later, she saw an online ad for a new TV show. “The description read as if it was America’s Next Top Model but for drag queens,” she recalls. She decided to try out and made it to the last casting session, but it was sponsored by a liquor company and the minimum age was 21. She was only 20. The next year, she sent in an audition tape and got cast on the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
In the spring of 2015, Tatianna got the call for All Stars 2. Tatianna started strong in the first episode with her spoken word performance of “Same Parts,” a piece she had jokingly written as a rap for her friends back in high school. It went over so well that Michelle Visage convinced her to produce the song and put it on iTunes. Tati hit up D.C. mixmaster Jesse Jackson and music producer Mark Barrie and had them turn it into a full-length dance track. In 2017, it hit over 1 million streams on Spotify. Since wrapping All Stars, Tatianna has been hard at work with producer Jesse Jackson and Mark Berrie on her first full-length album, set to release in early 2018. Titled T1, it will feature 11 tracks of upbeat pop music with some R&B undertones.