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.
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.
Wonderful experience. Met loads of amazing people and had a taster of walking in a man’s shoes.
Had lots of fun. It was nice hearing different people’s opinions and getting to work together.
I LOVED the dancing! It was liberating.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and follow Taking Part on twitter to find the latest opportunities to get involved in.