When Ryn Giraud first transformed to Landon Sparks, “I could suddenly be whoever I wanted.” The reigning drag king of Kansas City performs again during this year’s Pride Festival, which is Friday through Sunday in the Power & Light District.
Getting into a character is no easy feat.
“It hurt like crazy the first couple of times, but now I’m use to it,” Giraud said. Wardrobe and makeup tricks help Landon Sparks come out in full force, ready to engage the audience with dance moves.
Sparks also performs Wednesday nights at Missie B’s and Tuesdays at Mojo’s in Gladstone.