If we were to describe a grassroots performance art style, produced by marginalized and disenfranchised communities who didn’t always have the luxury of taking their art to “proper” mainstream stages…an art style passed down through the community and chosen families, taught through doing and not in a classroom…a subversive art style developed specifically to critique “the man” and poke fun at the status quo…with fun costumes, makeup, and accessories… what might I be describing?
You may say drag…
We say “YES AND”….
Learn improv techniques for performance art or just for fun! This workshop explores the historical technique of Commedia dell’Arte along with some generalized improv skills – because you never know when things might not go according to plan!
Whether you know the first thing about drag or not, there’s something of interest for all!
Hosted by Mercury Divine (SEA) and Tater Tatas (SF)
and presented by Oaklash: The Bay Area’s Drag & Queer Performance Festival
Made possible with support from
Oaklash is the Bay Area’s drag and queer performance festival. We are dedicated to building new and ever-expanding stages to showcase & elevate Bay Area queer talent. Our programming aims to create safe and accessible environments that celebrate the queer community, especially queer and trans people of color. Our 2022 festival will feature a full week of nonstop DRAG including live performance, DJs, panels, workshops, a queer film festival, performers on roller skates and more! Queens, kings, and queers from all over the Bay Area and beyond will come together for this celebration of queer culture and art. Check out this year’s full program of events Monday May 23rd through Sunday May 29th at www.oaklash.com
COUNTERPULSE IS COMMITTED TO MAKING OUR EVENTS ACCESSIBLE!
This workshop will feature ASL interpretation and a recording will be made available at a later time.
PLEASE EMAIL INFO@COUNTERPULSE.ORG WITH ANY ACCESS NEEDS. THANK YOU!
Header image of Mercury Divine (left) courtesy of the artist and Tater Tatas (right) by Kirsten Getchell.