Every Wednesday, 7-8pm
WEEK 1: September 20th- Introduction to the Workshop
WEEK 2: September 27th- Character Creation
WEEK 3: October 4th- Relationship Building Potluck/Dinner
WEEK 4: October 11th- Song Selection
WEEK 5: October 18th- Movement and Moments
WEEK 6: October 25th- Costumes and Props
WEEK 7: November 1st- Makeup and Wigs (photos + practice filming numbers)
WEEK 8: November 8th- Finish Scripting Parts
WEEK 9: November15th- Rehearsal Week
Skip November 22nd for National Day of Mourning/Thanksgiving
WEEK 10: November 29th- Performance Week!
December 1st + 2nd to be performances
Angel of Small Death, or Mx. Angel, is a drag performer born out of a void in the swamps of Florida by the great Joanie Waters. Performing everywhere from pop-punk shows, to outer space, to the dark recesses of Zoom, Mx. Angel is a gender blending friendly local cryptid, lover of ghosts, and only a little bit scared of spiders.
Known for being mysteriously unknowable, Angel takes inspiration from finger painting raccoons, High School Musical, and Phantom of the Opera. They strive to embody drag that is joyous, expansive, and campier than a camp counselor.
Angel is passionate about both learning and teaching as a discipline of hope, joy, connection, and way of future building. Angel is a student of bell hooks, Reggio Emilia, and Freedom Dreaming. Filmmaker and activist Tourmaline writes, “a world filled with softness and beauty and care is not only possible, but inevitable."
Angel engages in the following Freedom Dreaming practices outlined by Britt Meitzenheimer of the National Equity Project: "Freedom dreaming can be practiced daily, like gratitude or moving and stretching your body. Some options to engage with a daily freedom dreaming practice are:
Keep a freedom dream journal. Write daily reflections of your freedom dreams, how you showed up as your most loving self, what you want to hold on to, what you want to let go of.
Share your freedom dreams with others. Freedom dreaming is a practice in collective and interdependent world building. Share your freedom dreams!
Dream big AND small. Building the capacity to exist in a world rooted in justice and freedom starts with everyday acts of transformative justice, healing, and recognizing all of the ways we are already free.
Notice how others live their freedom dreams around you. How are you already surrounded by a world you dream of? How is your world already filled with ease? What are small, pleasurable, everyday things that make you feel free?"
DIY Community Drag Classes are Angel's freedom dream! From years as a library worker, peer counselor, events coordinator, teacher, performer with stage fright, and more! Angel brings lived experience as a disabled, queer, trans, unapologetic daydreamer. They strive to bring curiosity to challenges, and people together. Angel works hard to improve the material reality of all those on Earth and to be a good steward in relationship to the Earth itself. Angel dreams of a future with resources, safety, and love, and they believe the future starts now!