PERFORMING for drag/burlesque/variety/dance shows, art events, parties, classes
TEACHING group and private workshops and speaking about drag history and current culture, performance art, dance and gender
HOSTING and emceeing shows and parties
MODELING in costume for publications, events and artists
WRITING about all of the above, and then some (trust me, I have stories!)
Please contact me (using the form below) for a specific quote if you would like to hire me for an event, workshop/lecture, or learn more about my drag workshops or freelance writing services.
DRAG KING WORKSHOPS
Drag king: an entertainer who intentionally assumes a theatrical guise of maleness in, and for, performance
Captivated by drag kings? Ever wanted to try drag yourself? Already a king, but you want to expand your craft? Then these are the workshops for you! Since 2013 Goldie has taught these workshops either in 3 consecutive parts or as day-long intensives. These workshops are open to people of all gender presentations and identities, and all levels of performance experience (including the lack thereof).
What you'll learn:
-drag king history and culture
-important resources for drag kings
-basic costuming, styling, makeup, facial hair, packing, binding
-how to concoct a dynamite persona
-cutting-edge drag techniques
-classic tricks of the trade
-exercises to free up your creativity
-how to perform a fierce number
-fine points of performance technique
We start this class with an intro, a demo, exercises and playing dress-up, and finish it off with structured, individual work towards creating numbers. No worries, no pressure. This class is about process versus results.
Participants get into costume, warm-up, perform numbers in front of the group and receive constructive, structured feedback from the instructor and other participants. Work at all stages of development is welcome.
The Rest is Drag: Improvisational Movement + Costumes
Students delve into improvisational movement informed by costumes provided by the instructor. Drawing from skills accumulated over 10 years as a professional improviser, trained mover and drag artist, Goldie leads the class through exercises to jumpstart inspiration. No previous dance training required.