Mon, 07 Aug|
Dive into the world of drag and take to the stage with this 5-day course for ages 14-18! Are you a comedy clown, a diva, a club kid, or something totally different? Create your own daring stage persona with Drag Camp.
Time & Location
07 Aug 2023, 10:00 – 11 Aug 2023, 16:00
Pegasus, Magdalen Rd, Oxford OX4 1RE, UK
About the event
Dive into the world of drag and take to the stage with this 5-day course!
Are you a comedy clown, a diva, a club kid, or something totally different? Create your own daring stage persona with Drag Camp.
For ages 14-18, this series of workshops will introduce you to the world of drag as a performance art. For all kinds of drag performers including kings, queens, and all the beyond and in-between, you will get the tools you need to put together a look and a routine in your own unique style, with an optional showcase at the end.
No previous experience in performance, makeup, or costuming? No problem! This course is for everyone, including all genders, and is a space to explore self-expression. You'll dive into the history of drag and learn about this dynamic, boundary-pushing art form that's taking the world by storm.
Find your drag voice and make it heard in the most fabulous way possible!
Sessions will run every day from 10am-4pm with a showcase at 3pm on the Friday. You'll cover everything from drag history to act development, makeup, choreography, costume, physicality, lip sync, and track editing. This will come together into a fabulous showcase you can invite friends and family to.
This course is supported by Pegasus, Oxford City Council, and the Doris Field Charitable Trust.
Find out more and why we are running this course here.
About T(ART) Productions
We are a queer not-for-profit community events company, dedicated to creating fun and accessible queer arts and social events. Led by trans and neurodivergent people, our safer space policy and accessibility information ensures everyone feels seen, safe, and supported.
We are one of Pegasus’ SPARK Artists - a programme designed to help artists develop work for young people. This course is a part of that programme and none of this would be possible without Pegasus’ support.
What is drag?
Drag is a very broad performance art form which can include dancing, lip sync, comedy, singing, art, and so much more. It’s a place for self expression, regardless of gender, with often wildly over the top costumes, hair and make-up. It is for everyone, and it celebrates everybody’s individuality.
Do I need to bring my own costume and makeup?
You are very welcome to bring your own costumes and makeup. We will also be giving you access to a fabulous wardrobe of costumes and wigs you can borrow, and providing a range of makeup and brushes. However, the selection will be limited so you might need to be flexible in what you're looking for. We will also be holding a costume upcycling workshop as part of the course to help you transform basic clothing into stage ready pieces.
Do I need to be queer to attend?
Not at all, but you need to respect that this is a space by queer people celebrating a queer artform. Try to avoid assuming anything about a person’s gender or sexuality.
How can I access a free supported ticket?
We have a limited number of free tickets for people from low income backgrounds. To find out more please contact email@example.com.
Where can I find out more?
Take a look at our Drag Camp Manifesto to find out what we’re doing and why we’re doing it.
The main entrance has automatic doors and the whole building is wheelchair accessible with a lift to the first floor. Assistance dogs are welcome, water is available on request. Pegasus has gender neutral, wheelchair accessible toilets on both floors of the building, including backstage.
A sensory trolley including ear defenders, fidget toys, tinted glasses, and pen and paper is available to participants at all times.
This is a relaxed environment where you are welcome to move around and make noise as you please.
There is limited parking on the streets near Pegasus, even for Blue Badge holders. There are two disabled parking spaces to the rear of the theatre which can be reserved in advance. If you would like to book a space or if you need help with a drop off or pick up, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any specific accessibility requirements regarding the course, please get in touch on email@example.com. We are happy to adapt the course to suit individuals’ needs.