Help Us Establish Canada's first Drag Academy.
Help us establish the first Drag Academy. A school dedicated to the performance art of drag. Drag is an art form that allows self-expression, joy, and acceptance. It's an art form that explores the intersections of gender and theatre. Drag is also exploratory, but most of all, drag is entertaining.
The Drag Academy will feature local drag performers who will share their expertise in some aspect of drag. The performers are diverse and reflect the diversity and history of drag.
The courses are designed for those with zero experience with drag to those who have been in the industry for years. Registering for the entire course will afford students the opportunity to learn everything about drag from some of the best in the business.
Our classes are immersive, meaning that you participate along with the instructor. They will be able to give critical feedback and answer any questions that you may have in real-time.
Our instructional courses include Drag Queen Make-up, Drag King Make-Up, Hair, Costume Design, Special Effects Make-Up, and Body-ody-ody. Our masterclasses will teach about character development, stage presence, comedy, writing, and performance. In Fall 2020, our feature speakers included Priyanka, winner of Canada's Drag Race and Ra'Jah O'Hara (Season 11 of RuPaul Drag Race).
100% of proceeds will support the academy in the following ways:
1. Instructor Fees: Our faculty is comprised of amazing Toronto-based drag performers. Donations will help support talented artists for their expertise.
2. Scholarships: Donations will support a full scholarship to the program. In Fall 2020, we were able to provide 55 scholarships to local youth. Our goal is to provide scholarships for 100 youth in our Spring session.
3. Curriculum Development: Your support will help us develop new courses that further explores drag culture while engaging with performers.