Sile (pronounced She-LAH) Singleton is a native of Zanesville, Ohio and is proud to be from ‘Y-bridge river country.’ Sile is fascinated by the intersections of ‘isms’ and how it informs/instructs positive perceptions of “faith” and gender in our daily lives.
For the past 30 years Sile has spent the majority of her performance time host emceeing various community events around Columbus, the US and Canada. She is an accomplished gender performer best known for her gender bending portrayals of the sassy Lustivious Dela Virgion and the savvy Luster Dela V.
He is the co-founder and visionary of 1990’s nationally and internationally acclaimed drag king troupe, H.I.S. KINGS and IDKE (The International Drag King Extravaganza). Singleton is featured in several documentary films; most notable Discovery Health’s “Drag Kings on Tour” (Atlantis 2004) and 2016’s break out documentary “Kings, Queens and In-Betweens (Five Sisters Productions, 2016). For 8+ years they toured with their one person play, “PAINT! A Transformative Project” and with a multi-generational production titled “THE LOVE IN(side) Faith & Positive Perceptions of Self”; a show that merged traditional cross-dressing & drag performance with pop, urban & gospel music, spoken word and faith, in a fantastic exploration of cultural blending rarely captured/presented in such an honest and vulnerable way.
She is a graduate of The Ohio State University and holds a Master’s and Bachelors of Arts degree in Women’s Studies. Her emphasis was mass popular culture and critical race theory. He is a former coordinator of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Student Services and director of Ethnic Student Services at OSU, as well a 14 year veteran coordinator of the Pride Family and Teen Area for Stonewall Columbus’ yearly Pride Festival. Recently they held a dual position at Summit United Methodist Church (SUMC) as the Director of Outreach Ministries and the Program Director for The University District Freedom School. All which has provided them with an incredible toolbox for creating positive change in community. Sile is ecstatic in her newest role as Mozaic Outreach Coordinator and looks forward to having a sustainable and positive impact on 13-29 year old, TGNC People of Color, their family, friends and service providers lives.