Hop Film Event

WE'RE HERE: Special Screening

with creator Stephen Warren '82 and special guest Priyanka in person!
April 05, 2024

This event occurred as part of the 23/24 Hop Film Event season. This is an archived view.

A sneak peek at a new episode from Season 4 of the critically-acclaimed HBO series about four fabulous drag queens using their art to spread love, awareness and connection. Discussion follows.

23/24 Hop Film Event

Stephen Warren '82 returns to campus with a sneak peek at a new episode from Season 4 of HBO's WE'RE HERE, the critically-acclaimed series he created in 2020 alongside his partner Johnnie Ingram. The Emmy®, Peabody and GLAAD award-winning unscripted series follows renowned drag queens: Sasha Velour, Priyanka, Jaida Essence Hall and Latrice Royale, as they continue the show's mission of spreading love and connection through the art of drag across small-town America. This season, the queens work with participants in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and Tulsa, Oklahoma, as well as in surrounding towns, and take an in-depth, immersive look at recent anti-LGBTQ+ legislation and the effect it has had on the community. 

Season 3 was praised by Variety as a show "we need right now" that "shows us the power of visibility" and "saves lives." The Los Angeles Times hailed it as "uniquely affirming and vital," and Wired called it "an essential reminder that queer people are fighting for justice and visibility across the US." Decider lauded it for managing "to find the light even in the darkest of circumstances" and the "most relevant reality show on television."

Season 4 begins airing on April 26 on HBO and Max.

Programmed in collaboration with the House of Lewan drag club, the Office of Pluralism and Leadershipthe Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and Dartmouth Women in Law and Politics.

Stephen Warren '82 recently stepped outside of his day job to focus on telling meaningful LGBTQ+ stories that spark much-needed conversation, love and connection across America.  He and his partner Johnnie Ingram (in life and work) currently have many shows in various stages of development and production. Their first show, WE'RE HERE follows renowned drag queens who inspire and mentor their own "drag kids" to step outside their comfort zone for a night of full-on drag. 

Warren is currently a partner at the law firm Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren & Richman Rush, Kaller, Gellman, Meigs & Fox where he has spent 35 years in entertainment law representing emerging as well as established talent in both the motion picture and television industries. He has been a fixture on The Hollywood Reporter's Power Lawyers list and an active member in the LGBTQ+ community. He served as a GLAAD Board Member for nine years, including three years as Board Chair, and has also served as a member of the Board of Trustees at the Center for Early Education in Los Angeles. Stephen Warren was born in Rochester, New York, and graduated magna cum laude Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College and cum laude from Harvard Law School.

Priyanka is a multi-talented entertainer, musical artist, and content creator taking the world by storm. Otherwise known as Mark 'Suki' Suknanan, this star's power and charisma have always been something special. Suki hosted the legendary children's network, YTV, before Priyanka's iconic 2020 crowning as the first-ever winner of Canada's Drag Race. With her recent debut EP Taste Test hitting 5+million streams and launching the viral hit single, Come Through, as part of a unique episodic music video saga, the question isn't "what's next," it's what isn't?"

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