Artist Profiles

Akasha L. Van Cartier

Medium: Dance, Theater

Akasha L. Van Cartier, Pittsburgh’s foremost Drag Queen has been entertaining audiences for 21 years. She first started raising money performing in benefit events. Akasha has also competed and performed nationally, gaining experience, recognition, and starting Drag Queen Story Hour with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. You can see Akasha throughout the Tri-State area, reading to children, raising money for the Humane Animal League and now starring in Kelly Strayhorn Theater’s new KST Global Stream series Drag Queen Story Time.