The F Word is Feminism! Through personal anecdote, song, dance, drag lip-synch and simple stage magic, Fauxnique celebrates and pokes fun at feminism in a high-energy show that is revelatory, inspiring and laugh-out-loud hilarious.
Fauxnique is the drag queen alter-ego of artist/choreographer/dancer/writer Monique Jenkinson. Lauded for her “campy, intellectual juxtaposition of pop culture and high art (San Francisco Magazine),” she sees the performance of femininity as a powerful, vulnerable and subversive act. Her solo works have toured nationally and internationally in the zones of contemporary dance, video, theater and cabaret.
Fauxnique made herstory as the first cisgender woman to win a major drag (queen) pageant. Other honors include an Irvine Artist Fellowship at the de Young Museum, SF Bay Guardian Outstanding Local Discovery (GOLDIE) Award, SF Weekly’s “Best Performance Artist,” 7X7 Magazine’s “Hot 20,” Isadora Duncan Dance Award and Theater Bay Area Award nominations, CHIME and CHIME Across Borders (with mentor Tere O’Connor) and residencies at Atlantic Center for the Arts (with Master Artist mentor Stephen Petronio), Headlands Center for the Arts and Tanzhaus Zürich.
In 2017, she engaged in embodied conversation with Gender Theory pioneer Judith Butler and facilitated a talk with RuPaul bestie Michelle Visage in the space of a week. She has created space for kids to dress drag queens at a major museum, played THE DIRT (originated by Justin Vivian Bond) in Taylor Mac’s Lily’s Revenge at Magic Theater and Eurydike/Ismene in Anne Carson’s ANTIGONICK at Ashby Stage and originated (and choreographed) the eponymous role in David J.’s Silver for Gold: the Odyssey of Edie Sedgwick at the Met Theater (LA). Jenkinson has created curriculum and taught at San Francisco Art Institute and St. Mary’s College of California and has guest lectured at Stanford University and Williams College. Her writing has appeared in Dance History Scholars’ Newsletter and on literary site Her Kind. She is writing a drag memoir.