Trannyshack Fact Sheet (2008)
Trannyshack is the legendary San Francisco, Tuesday night,
drag night club, with a midnight showcase famous for its cutting-edge
performances, often bordering on performance art. Themes are
central to Trannyshack, which makes every Tuesday different and
explains why, now in its 12th year, it still remains fresh and relevant.
Started by Heklina in February 1996, Trannyshack took off at a time
when there was an aching need for alternative drag spaces in San
Francisco. Unlike traditional drag venues, gender is not important, but
what really counts is what a performer does once they grace the
The Trannyshack brand has been branching out around the globe,
with (Heklina sanctioned)Trannyshack’s presently in:
London, New York City, Seattle, Los Angeles, New Orleans,
Honolulu, Reno, Portland, and, coming this fall, Salt Lake City!
Once Trannyshack bids adieu to it’s Tuesday night residency at the
Stud bar in San Francisco, Heklina looks forward to traveling even
more with the brand, and hopes to bring it back as a monthly party in
SF. The Trannyshack name will also live on with the Trannyshack
Reno bus trip, the SS Trannyshack boat party, Halloween and more
special events to come.
The Trannyshack mission statement?
Be true to yourself, but once you get on the stage, bring it!