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Unlike many venues in the area, Shipshowz centers people of color and welcomes trans and nonbinary performers.

Shipshowz is a Durham haven for radical queer liberation

Founded by Duke alumna Miss B. Haven, Trinity ‘18, and Jaylan Rhea, Shipshowz is more than just an outlet for drag performances: It is a transcendental performance showcase and a symbolic statement — a vision of radical queer liberation and of a world unbound by capitalist self-gratification. 



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