A Seattle museum is hosting a summer camp led by a cross-sex “drag artist” to train children aged 12 through 18 how to “create your own personas.”
“Led by local drag artist Joshua Hancock, ‘Summer Camp: the Art of Drag’ has run for the past two summers at the West Coast city’s Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP),” the Daily Mail reported on Monday.
The MoPOP’s website detailed the event, scheduled for August 8 through August 12 of this year.
“Calling all current and future kings and queens! Explore self-expression in MoPOP’s week-long, drag-tastic summer camp!” the site read:
Led by Seattle performer Joshua Hancock, you’ll investigate drag history and work together with local artists to create your own personas. You’ll choose your name, explore hair and makeup techniques, and develop your character’s stage presence. At the end of the week, celebrate your new drag personas with a private showcase!
In a social media post from July 2021, the museum advertised the camp and shared photos of the artists involved, one wearing green high heels and another with pink and white hair:
Hancock has years of experience in theater, burlesque, and drag, the museum’s website stated, adding he “believes drag is for everyone, it is more than one thing, and can be used to heal, bring joy, sadness, and love to people. ”