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Workshops (Calgary): Drag King Comedy & Competition Show – Canadian Academy of Mask and Puppetry

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Workshops (Calgary): Drag King Comedy & Competition Show – Canadian Academy of Mask and Puppetry

A workshop and competition show in the fierce vulnerability of masculine drag
exclusively for women and afab performers
with Deanna Fleysher (aka Vincent Prix)

Makeup doesn’t make you a man. Stupidity does.

In this two-day intensive and show, we will find, hone, and fully work out the stupid man inside of you, so that you can slay the competition at being a hilarious, unique and very very manly drag king. Through exercises based in clown, grotesque and physical theater, we will hone your man body, clarify your physical and vocal expression, and get you pumped full of generally funny man juice.

May 23 – 24, 2024
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Show: Evening of May 24 @ the #1 Legion in Downtown Calgary (with secret celebrity judges)
Old Trout Puppet Workshop | 3640 15A street SE, Calgary AB

PRICE: $350
Insane Package Special : Don’t Call It Clown Intensive + Drag King Comedy Workshop and Show: $420

To Inquire About Space and to Register, Email Elaine:

In this 2-day intensive workshop and competition show experience, expect the following:

  • Discovery and exploration of your own Drag King character, suitable for drag shows and competition, as well as just taking him out and parading him around town.
  • Personalized feedback (and plenty of it)
  • More understanding of what “stage magnetism” and “fierce vulnerability” mean for you, and how to really harness your performative power, both in and out of drag
  • Lip syncing and interpretive dance
  • A unique performance experience with your drag king brothers, complete with celebrity judges and a phallic trophy
- More wildness, more bravery, more vulnerability
  • Laughing a lot
  • Participation in the workshop entitles you to compete in a Drag King Show competition. The winner will earn the Title of Mr. Big Silver-Lick and the envy of all of their less-macho friends.

About the Facilitator
Deanna Fleysher is a drag clown, comedy artist, teacher and director. She cultivates comedy that is interactive, magnetic and brave. She has toured extensively with her award-snatching solo show Butt Kapinski, and continues work on her new duo show The Method Prix, as well as directing many award-eating touring solo and duo shows. Deanna’s workshops sell out all over the English-speaking world, and Finland. For more info, visit , and please check out her blog at

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