Seattle museum promotes week-long summer day camp for teens to teach ‘art of drag’

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The Seattle Museum of Pop Culture is holding a week-long $400 summer camp hosted by a cross-sex “drag artist” named Joshua Hancock who will instruct children as young as 12-years-old the “art of drag” and 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),” according to the Daily Mail.

It was formerly known as EMP (the Experience Music Project) and is now titled, “Drag-tastic Summer Camp: The Art of Drag.” It is scheduled to take place August 8-12 this year according to MoPOP’s website.

“Calling all current and future kings and queens! Explore self-expression in MoPOP’s week-long, drag-tastic summer camp!” the site invites.

“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!” the site says promoting the event.


The event was promoted in a social media post from July 2021 where one artist was showcased wearing green high heels and another sported pink and white hair.

Hancock is evidently an expert at this sort of thing, having 30 years of experience in theater, burlesque, and drag. Per the website, 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.”

“He has a Master of Arts from Texas Woman’s University in Theatre, and has worked in Ireland, Canada, Mexico, Czech Republic, and coast to coast in the United States. Joshua bases his drag character Parton, on none other than Dolly Parton, and uses Parton’s voice to spread love and open minds,” the site states.

The event is open to “youth of all gender expressions and identities” according to the woke promoters.

A spokesperson for the event told Fox News, “We celebrate creativity with all members of our community as a core part of our mission. Like any other arts enrichment program, we are proud to offer an opportunity for young people to use drag to explore self-expression through creating characters and performances that express and uplift their unique identities.”

The Seattle Museum of Pop Culture was founded in 2000 and contains numerous exhibits highlighting various aspects of popular culture, including film, music, and video games.

The “Drag” camp was shredded on social media:


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