Drag King Workshop – International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day we invited women from Southwark and Lambeth to take part in a Drag King workshop. The diverse group explored gender, stereotypes and performance and were led by director Lucy Skilbeck and Drag King performer, Louis Cyfer.

YV TP Drag Kings

Each woman created a male persona, chose a costume and a named their characters before they brought their ideas and characters to life in a small performance at the end of the day long workshop.

We chose a few of the fantastic characters from the workshop to share, along with some of the great feedback from our local participants.

YV TP Drag King - Snidey Dave
Snidey Dave
Wonderful experience. Met loads of amazing people and had a taster of walking in a man’s shoes.

YV TP Drag King-Elliot
Had lots of fun. It was nice hearing different people’s opinions and getting to work together.

YV TP Drag King - Nelson
I LOVED the dancing! It was liberating.

YV TP Drag King - Omari
It’s definitely made me think differently about gender… it’s made me think a bit more about the challenges of being a man. And a woman!

YV TP Drag King - Jose
I’ve never done anything like this before. It’s highlighted how much both genders stereotype.


If you live in Southwark or Lambeth and would like to take part in one of our upcoming workshops email twoboroughs@youngvic.org and follow Taking Part on twitter to find the latest opportunities to get involved in.

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