The Kings N Things are a drag king performance troupe from Austin, Texas. They describe themselves as "a performance troupe of humans who consciously perform gender in the spirit of non-conformity."[1] The troupe was founded in 2001 by Austinite filmmakers Mocha Jean Herrup and K Bradford. In following years, many performers came and left the group, most notably after a falling out between members in 2003. In 2006, Kings N Things combined forces with other local gender performers to host the 8th annual International Drag King Community Extravaganza as the Austin Dragsters. Kings N Things set themselves apart from other drag king troupes through a conscious effort to include diverse gender identities in their performances, challenging the gender binary. They also incorporate many political themes, most notably against rape‏‎, domestic violence, equal marriage rights, social equality, and the war in Iraq. The troupe was named "Best Drag King Group" in the 2002 Austin Chronicle "Best Of" awards[2] and consistently raises money and awareness for local charities and community organizations.

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