EDIT: This workshop is happening THIS WEEKEND not in May! RSVP now! Apologies for any mix-ups!
PLEASE NOTE: To attend you MUST RSVP to fruit.basket @ igniteyouthfest . ca - Thanks!
Fruit Basket presents the all-new IGNITE! Weekend Drag Workshop!
This 100% free workshop, happening Saturday March 20th and Sunday March 21st, is open to anyone ages 13 - 24 who is interested in drag and gender performance, regardless of experience! This will be an amazing and unique opportunity to work with local drag artists and learn the skills to build your own drag acts!
Saturday will focus on drag techniques, history and act creation. The day will be divided into two parts-- people of any gender or sexuality are welcome to attend either or both! The first half will be on Drag Queening, with mentor Cameron Mackenzie (Isolde N. Barron) starting at 5:00 PM. The second half on Drag Kinging will begin at 7:00, with mentor Paige Frewer (Ponyboy). Snacks will be provided!
Sunday will focus on creating your own drag act. Starting at 12 PM, participants will work one-on-one or in small groups with the mentors to create an original gender performance piece. At the end of the session we will show our work to each other and give and receive feedback. A lunch of sushi and pizza will be provided!
This workshop is free! Please RSVP to fruit.basket @ igniteyouthfest . ca to reserve a slot! Make sure to RSVP by email, or you will not be registered.
If you have dietary or mobility concerns please let us know so we can make accommodations.
------- Want to know more about Fruit Basket?
It's ripe and it's ready, and it's full to the brim with gender performance, music, poetry, dance and more. Fruit Basket (on May 21st at the CULTCH) serves up a tasty variety show of performance focused on gender, sex and sexuality for all ages to enjoy. With spurts of originality and a spatter of relevance, Fruit Basket will blow your mind like a watermelon in a microwave. Dress in drag and get in free.