‘Summer Camp: the Art of Drag,’ directed by local drag artist Joshua Hancock, has been running in the West Coast city’s Museum of Pop Culture for the past two summers (MoPOP).
MoPOP, formerly known as EMP (Experience Music Project), is recognized for holding one of the world’s largest memorabilia collections on Seattle rockers Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana, as well as a Sky Church venue shaped like one of Hendrix’s guitars.
‘Calling all existing and prospective kings and queens!’ reads the description of the ‘Art of Drag’ camp. ‘Explore self-expression at MoPOP’s drag-tastic week-long summer camp!’ You’ll learn about drag history and collaborate with local artists to develop your own personalities, led by Seattle performer Joshua Hancock. You’ll pick a name, experiment with hair and makeup, and work on your character’s stage presence. Celebrate your new drag personas with a private showcase at the conclusion of the week!’
‘Youth of all gender expressions and identities’ are welcome to attend.
Hancock was also in charge of the actions from the previous year.
The fee of ‘Summer Camp: the Art of Drag,’ which runs from August 18-22, is $370 if you register by May 31 and $400 after that.
‘We are delighted to offer an opportunity for young people to use drag to explore self-expression through creating characters and performances that represent and uplift their unique identities,’ a MoPOP spokesperson told Fox News.
Hancock has worked in drag, burlesque, and theatre for 30 years, according to MoPOP’s website.
‘He believes drag is for everyone, that it is more than one thing, and that it can be used to heal and offer people joy, sadness, and love,’ it says.
He holds a Master of Arts in Theatre from Texas Woman’s University and has performed in Ireland, Canada, Mexico, the Czech Republic, and around the United States.
Joshua’s drag character Parton is based on Dolly Parton, and he utilizes her voice to convey love and open minds.’
This piece was written by Staff Writer on April 4, 2022. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.
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