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    August 15, 2018
    Drag Queen Story Hour coming to Prescott Park Arts Festival
    Portsmouth, NH – The Prescott Park Arts Festival presents a new offering this summer, Drag Queen Story Hour, featuring a morning of stories, music, and creativity on Saturday, August 18, at 11am. The event will host Portsmouth’s own Bunny Wonderland and a reading of two favorite books highlighting inclusion and diversity, along with crafts and dancing. This event is geared towards ages 2-8, but open to all ages.
    “With Seussical as our signature musical this summer, we wanted to create a literary offering based around Dr. Seuss,” said festival president Ben Anderson. “We saw this as a great opportunity to combine it with something that celebrates diversity and inclusion in a really fun way.”
    Drag Queen Story Hour events have been offered across the country in libraries, bookstores and schools. The events are meant to encourage children to look beyond gender stereotypes and embrace unfettered exploration of self. Programs like Drag Queen Story Hour encourage acceptance of difference and help to prevent bullying, while providing an enjoyable literary experience.
    “Like all of our events, this is open and available to everyone,” continued Anderson. “We are asking for a $5 suggested donation to help cover the cost of craft supplies, and registering in advance helps us ensure enough supplies will be on hand for everyone.”
    Bunny Wonderland has been working as a professional drag queen in and around New England for over 13 years now. Heralded for her pitch-perfect wit, relatable sense of humor, and a heart that never stops growing, Bunny is a force of veritable drag goodness. In addition to her irreverent performance style, Bunny has a formal education in ECE (Early Childhood Education) with a focus on emergent literacy-based curriculum. A former lead teacher at Youth and Family Outreach (Portland, ME) and Gymboree (Rye, NH) Bunny is no stranger to working with children. Her grassroots approach to acceptance of non-binary role models has also caught attention as a documentary subject for the Salt School for Documentary Studies.
    Immediately following the Drag Queen Story Hour, Prescott Park Arts Festival will present their final Seussical matinee performance at 1pm.
    More information and the opportunity to register for the event can be found at the Prescott Park Arts Festival website, www.prescottpark.org.
    Prescott Park Arts Festival, a non-profit organization, is the Seacoast’s premier outdoor performing arts venue, offering a uniquely accessible experience of high quality live theater and music –with no fixed admissions fees – in an idyllic natural setting.
    For more information, contact Ben Anderson, President, at ben@prescottpark.org