IT presented Toys R She, a holiday party sponsored by This Free Life Dec. 23 at Annoyance Theatre. The event was headlined by RuPaul's Drag Race star Manila Luzon, as well as Chicago favorites like Dida Ritz, Trannika Rex, Lucy Stoole, Teen Witch Fan Club, AND Rebirth Garments.
RoomS were decked out with classic childhood toy decorations and artistic works with toys from Chicago artists. Participants brought toys to donate to benefit The Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to cheer children and teens with cancer.
IT Presents is a Chicago queer collective that has been putting on a wide variety of avant-garde parties with fashion-forward and progressive trans and queer DJs, performers, and designers.
Toys R She, ages 18 and up, supersizes the holiday experience by transforming the space into a giant playroom with playable keyboard steps, giant inflatable installation and toy-inspired club kids and drag performers.
Photos by Kat Fitzgerald