Aziza Bijoü, a Rochester drag performer, first took the stage of Auburn Public Theater at its Night of Wonders drag show in May.

When the show started, Bijoü said Wednesday, there were about 15 people in the audience. By the end, there were about 50. And as the crowd grew, she said, so did its enthusiasm for what it saw.

“The audience was into not only having a good time, but learning about who we are and what we do as drag performers,” Bijoü said. “It’s something I feel Auburn needs just by seeing that reaction.”

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