The Theatre Workshop of Nantucket hosted a tea dance last Sunday at The Chicken Box in association with Nantucket Pride as part of the island’s annual Pride Week celebrations, inspired by the tea dances originating in New York City’s gay community during the 1950s.
“Theatre is inherently a place that’s inclusive,” said the Theatre Workshop’s producing artistic director Justin Cerne. “This seemed like a really lovely way for us to play a part in Nantucket Pride.”
The tea dance, which was open to all members of the public over 21, featured music, dancing, a raffle, drag performances, and other events. One of the drag performers, Alexander Cruz, who goes by Reyna Terror while in drag, is part of the cast of Moulin Rouge! on Broadway. Cruz also appeared on Law and Order: Organized Crime, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Saturday Night Live.
All photos by Mark Crosby: