SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — San Francisco will soon be home to California’s first drag queen school. Stud Collective—a non-profit formed by one of San Francisco’s most iconic and long-serving LGBTQ+ bars, The Stud—will open the school.
The Stud School of Drag will teach the fundamentals of drag performance. According to the announcement, evening classes will gather weekly for lessons from drag queen subject matter experts. The curriculum includes topics such as the history of drag, makeup 101, creating character through costuming, lip-synching, and marketing fundamentals.
Honey Mahogany—Chair of the San Francisco Democratic Party and contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6—will serve as the school’s inaugural headmistress. “I thought drag was just about being campy and female impersonation—which is cool—but the Stud taught me that drag can be political, dark, scary, weird, emotional, and so much more,” she said in a statement. “I’m excited to bring this art form to a new generation as the first Stud School of Drag Headmistress.”
A call for applications will be announced shortly after The Stud reopens in its new location in the South of Market neighborhood. The Stud School of Drag said all genders, sexualities, and ages over 21 will be welcome to apply.