Critically acclaimed, gender-fluid drag queen, visual artist, speaker, illustrator, and newly minted author Sasha Velour has been a force in the international drag scene long before her scene-stealing, rose-petal-filled win on season nine of the Emmy Award-winning RuPaul’s Drag Race. In April, she published her first book, The Big Reveal: An Illustrated Manifesto of Drag (Harper) which was heralded as “a rousing tribute to a revolutionary art form and its practitioners” (Publisher’s Weekly). A first-of-its-kind book, Velour’s work thoughtfully weaves memoir, history, and theory into a living portrait of an artist and an art form, illuminating drag as a unique form of expression with a rich history. Sasha Velour’s The Big Reveal Live Show!, a new stage work created in connection to the book, toured to sold-out houses in the US and Canada earlier this year and is embarking on a month-long highly anticipated tour to the UK and EU in fall 2023.. Velour will return to stage and screen in bright new ways next year. It was recently announced that Velour will be one of the new hosts for the fourth season the Peabody and Emmy-Award winning television show We’re Here, on HBO. Velour was also recently commissioned by the Tony Award-winning Tectonic Theatre Project to star in and co-create (alongside legendary director Moises Kaufman) a new commercial theatrical work which will premiere in 2024.