Becoming Austin Nation
From Crack to PhD: A Drag Queen's Story
Written and Performed by Austin Nation
Sunday, March 26, 2023 - 5pm
Austin Nation will share his humorous and insightful journey From Crack to PhD: A Drag Queen’s Story. Diagnosed with HIV/AIDS at the age of 26, Austin’s story is one of a person coming face-to-face with their own mortality. At 40, Austin beat back his demons and is living his best life as a drag performer, professor of nursing at Cal State Fullerton, and Nursing Supervisor at USC Keck Medical Center. This is a story you do not want to miss.
Audience members are invited to attend a talkback with writer/performer Austin Nation following the performance.
Content Advisory: This production contains references to drug use, sex, and adult language.
The Curtis Theatre is proud to announce Amplify — an initiative to address the inequality in performing arts programming. This program provides a platform and outlet for performing artists of all kinds, while expanding the inclusivity and outreach of the Curtis Theatre to a diverse artistic community.