Identities in Drag: An Interview with King Sammy Silver on August 20, 2020
This interview with King Sammy Silver, conducted by Alexa Alice Joubin and Terri Power, explores drag as a stage practice. A London-based actor and YouTube personality, he represents a new generation of trans artists. He has worked with Power on multiple Shakespeare productions at Bath Spa University in the UK and elsewhere, and has been influenced by Power’s Drag King Richard III. He has played Valentine in Two Gentlemen of Verona, Viola in Twelfth Night, Capulet and Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet, and Benedict in Much Ado About Nothing. He reflects on Shakespeare’s role in trans theater today as well as how drag can deconstruct toxic masculinity.