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Darren Patin

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Darren Patin (AKA Chicago Drag Queen, Ari Gato) is making his Court Theatre debut playing the part of Bianca. Darren has recently Associate Directed Kinky Boots at the Paramount Theatre and appeared in shows with Porchlight Music Theatre, Raven Theatre, and Lifeline Theatre. As Ari, they have graced the stages of North Halstead, Steppenwolf, and Black Girl Magic. They serve as the Co-Head Chair of Artists/Entertainers for the Chicago Black Drag Council, a group formed to help create safe spaces for Black people in the Chicago queer scene. They hope you enjoy the show!

Bio as of 8/2021.