Otter Cross Cultural Center

Werk Witch Drag Show

Let your inner WITCH shine! Celebrate the beautiful hxstory of drag culture with our Werk Witch Drag show. Werk Witch is an intersectional drag show that encourages drag queens, kings, and non-binary performers to let their brilliance and diva shine bright like a diamond. 

Drag Show 2019

Werk Witch 2022

We're back, witches!

We are 100% thrilled to be able to provide a face to face competition this year! Our teams have been hard at work to make this show the best yet with all new staging, lights, and sound that we are sure will blow the audience away. The live show will take place on Saturday, October 15 at 7pm PST in the OSU Ballroom with the doors opening at 6:30pm.

Registration for this event will go live Friday, October 7 at 5pm via MyRaft. Seating is limited and this event is open to all 18+. Non-CSUMB members wishing to attend need to create a MyRaft account in order to register.

For event accommodations, please contact once registered.

Warning: Strobe lighting and other intense lighting and high intensity sound will be used during this show. It will not be safe for those with epilepsy and other conditions with sensitivity to light and sound.

Saturday, October 15, 2022
OSU Ballroom, 3118 Inter-Garrison Rd, Seaside, CA 93955
Doors open at 6:30pm, Event starts at 7pm

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Register to Audition

We are accepting submissions for the show from CSUMB students, faculty, staff, alumni, and our surrounding Monterey Bay community. Register for this year's auditions by September 11, 2022 at 5pm to audition via in-person or video.

Submissions will be selected based on:
1. Honoring the drag tradition
2. Creativity
3. Theme (Halloween)
4. Charisma/personality/fierceness

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Our Werk Witch 2022 Professional Performers

Headshot of Ayumi Please


AyumiPlease is a pan-genre party DJ and event coordinator from Salinas, CA. An activist and community organizer for over 20 years, the main focus of their work is creating and fostering safe and accepting environments for people who identify within the LGBTQ+ spectrum. AyumiPlease will be our Werk Witch 2022 MC.

Follow them on Instagram @ayumiplease

Headshot of professional drag queen Betty Fresas

Betty Fresas

Betty Fresas is a Mexican American Drag performer based in San Francisco. She is the official Latin MIlF of the Castro and hosts weekly Latin shows at Midnight Sun. Fresas is a voice for the Latin community in the Bay Area and her goal is to create more spaces that celebrate the community and all the beautiful colors and music it entails.

Follow her on Instagram @bettyfresas

Headshot of professional drag queen Tori Tia

Tori Tia

Tori Tia is a performer based in San Jose. She loves to be beautiful, funny, and most of all, being an absolute idiot. She doesn’t take life too seriously and would like to advise you all to relax your shoulders and take a deep breath! 

Follow her on Instagram @la_toritia

Headshot of professional drag queen Kenya Belove

Kenya Belove

Kenya Belove is a Biracial Drag artist. Through her drag you can experience anything from top 40 hits, Broadway jams, Disney, and activism through art. She lives in the middle of many queer and ethnic intersection. Bringing her intersectionality’s to the stage to entertain. Through art she hopes that we can be the love we all need.

Follow her on Instagram @kenya_belove