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What would a burlesque festival be without workshops?

Many of the performers coming in from out of town are bringing their secrets with them–shhh! You didn't hear it from us! Have you ever wanted to learn about burlesque? Maybe you want to step your toe into learning some moves you saw at a burlesque show? Are you a seasoned performer who wants to learn from some of the best? We've got a number of affordable workshops you've just got to check out. Once you've read over the descriptions, click on the buttons to go straight to the ordering website!

What days are the workshops being held?

Workshops will be offered Friday and Saturday, beginning at 9:00 am. Check out what's on offer below!

Check out Jeez Loueez's workshop "The Honey Badger Technique: Slayage 101"
Workshops

Friday, August 2

Just Off Broadway - Theatre

9:00 am - 10:30 am


Storytelling with Costumes

J.D. Hickcock

$20
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Learn to utilize costume pieces to enhance your story on stage. We will:

  • Discuss making effective choices on what to wear.
  • Practice with costume, to engage your audience with their presence and removal.
  • Have ample time to discuss individual questions.

BRING: Clothing to move in, a removable garment (button down shirt, scarf, sweater, hat, etc), & favorite method of recording your thoughts


10:45 am - 12:15 pm


The Honey Badger Technique: Slayage 101

Jeez Loueez

$20
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DAMN! Did you see that?! What just happened?! Oh nothing, just you KILLING IT ON STAGE! Jeez Loueez, the Honey Badger of Burlesque, will guide you through The Honey Badger Technique! Learn how to take what you want and dish it all back to your audience. Chock full of woo woo theater exercises, wackadoodle improv games, and other tried and true made up crap, THBT will help you break the fourth wall, amp up your stage presence, commit to your character, slay the stage from beginning to end, and have them begging for an encore. You'll leave this class feeling like an unstoppable powerhouse who doesn't give a sh*t!

BRING: Wear comfy, form fitting dance or workout attire, Pen and Paper


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


The Art of Animalistic Expression

Muff Jones

$20
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The Art of Animalistic Expression uses animal persona's to get your stage presence as fierce as a lioness, coy as a fox, sultry as a panther, or as mischievous as a monkey! This is a movement and acting class that teaches each student to connect facial expressions and body movement with emotion. This class is collaborative, high energy, and gets students out of their comfort zones!

BRING: Wear clothing and shoes to move in, Small handheld mirror


Just Off Broadway - Green Room

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


Costume Theory

Doris Night

$20
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Learn the basics of making your under pieces with Doris Night from Sew Very Dangerous Lingerie!
In this class we will discuss fabrics, types of elastic, bra and panty making, harness construction, hardware/adjusters and where you can locate these things online.
This class is for beginners and is perfect for people with absolutely no sewing background!

BRING: Note taking material, phones, class can take pics and record.


Just Off Broadway - Dressing Room

2:15 pm - 4:15 pm


Put on the Beef! Drag King Makeup

Magnum Missile

$25

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Alt Drag King Makeup for the Cerebral Ecdysiast

We are living in the rise of draglesque! Let's learn the rules of Drag King makeup so I can tell you how to immediately break them. Draglesque artist Magnum(Maggie) Missile will be your DM as we become proficient in the makeup game rules of masculine drag.

  • We will learn types of stage makeup as well as what I use.
  • We will go over contour guides and how to draw a masculine contour map.
  • We will show you how you can switch it up a bit towards gender-f*ckery and applying different color contours.

This will be as much of a hands on experience as time allows so bring supplies if you have them. No rules-lawyers! Drag King makeup is useful for people of all genders as well as boylesquers.

BRING: Your foundation and a contour color a few steps darker than your skin (can be eyeshadow or cream) if you have it. Dress in something you don't mind making a mess if you want to play.


Workshops

Saturday, August 3

Just Off Broadway - Theatre

9:00 am - 10:30 am


Bump & Grind (Burlesque 101)

Caramel Knowledge

$20
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Swing those hips and shimmy those shoulders! There’s certainly nothing wrong with a little bump and grind, and during this session, we’ll learn essential body movements that are a part of classic burlesque foundations. The class will begin with a warmup and move into learning how to move your body like our legends. Students will take off articles of clothing, but there will be no nudity involved. Open to all skill levels and abilities.

BRING:Satin gloves, zip-up jacket, and a wrap skirt or towel


Just Off Broadway - Green Room

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Translating Characters to Stage Props

Mona Montague

$20

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Seeking new ways to encapsulate your character’s quirks? Join Mona Montague for an hour-long lecture and discussion-based workshop that explores techniques to translate character elements and idiosyncrasies into unique, memorable, and impactful props and costume elements.
In this class we will discuss techniques to brainstorm and create character specific:

  • Props and headpieces (including making props into costumes)
  • Easter Eggs (character costuming and prop surprises)
  • Methods for identifying materials of best fit and construction tips and tricks
Bring your act ideas and an open-mind, and let’s create together!

Students Should Bring: Preferred note taking method


Just Off Broadway - Dressing Room

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm


Social Media Stardom

Lottie à la West

$20
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Need help with your media presence? Hashtags #notworkingout? Join Lottie à la West and discover the best tips and tricks into boosting your social media & selfie game!

BRING: Smartphone