The local drag community is coming together to help out a good cause.
Co-organizer Jessy Bogacki explains they’re holding a crash-course in drag performance for youth at St. Ignatius on January 12.
“This is just to allow people from ages 12 to 20 to express their gender, their expression, and just be themselves and have that alter-ego come out through art.”
It’s open to youth of any gender or identity “who haven’t done it before [and] people who want to brush up on their skills.”
Bogacki, whose drag person J.J. was crowned Mr. Thunder Pride in 2016, explains members of the local drag community will come together to help young people create their characters and costumes for the stage.
They add they chose to host the workshop at St. Ignatius because many drag shows are performed in bars, preventing people under the legal drinking age from attending or participating.
There will be 16 spots available, with a $30 registration fee going towards a good cause.
They explain the registration and ticket proceeds “will be dispersed within the trans community to help people with either their gender journeys, or their transitions. Exactly how we’re going to do that is not yet determined.”
Each participant’s registration also pays for a ticket for one audience member, and additional tickets will be sold for $5.
The one day workshop will begin at 3 o’clock to 6 o’clock, then a performance will be open to the public from 7 o’clock to 9 o’clock.
Registration is open until December 7th.
For ages 12-20 interested in doing drag for the first time or brush up on their skills.January 12th, 20193-9pm @ St. Ignatius High School Thunder BaySee application for more info