Calling all drag king wannabes with an interest in burlesque (or should that be ‘bro-lesque’? 😆)! Dorian has put two of his most popular workshops into a blender, sifted out the harder to swallow chunks and simmered them down to a super-concentrated, highly nutritious bite-sized workshop which he is running as part of the Glasgow Festival of Burlesque’s Spring series of online educational offerings!
A Taste of Boylesque with a Drag King Twist with Dorian T. Fisk | Thurs April 15 | 7:30-8:30pm GMT
Get ready to learn:
✅ A short history of drag king artistry and boylesque
✅ An intro to creating a stereotypical masculine face and body illusion with makeup and movement
✅ Tips for developing a unique masculine stage persona
✅ Dorian’s top 3 costume removal hacks!
This is a beginner-level workshop focusing on the performance of masculinity across the spectrum and open to people of any gender.
Dorian T. Fisk
A concentrated dose of hyper-masculine drag with an occasional twist of burlesque, this multi-award winning, gender-bending performer serves up a heady cocktail of cheeky fun and sizzling sex appeal, often with a dash of otherworldly charm! Find out more below.
Love at Frost Sight
Dorian as Jack Frost representing Scotland in the first season of drag's answer to Eurovision, the EuroStars drag contest being televised across the globe on May 1st. Icicle beard, hair piece and costume shoulder "spikes-cicles" made by Dorian.
Dorian serving Aquaman meets deep sea bioluminescent squid realness
Prosthetics and costume made by Dorian under lockdown 3.0
Serving a giant slice of modern day Viking. Beard made by Dorian.
Dorian's ode to the 1985 movie Teen Wolf starring Michael J. Fox
Breakaway suit made by Dorian. Ever wondered what a naked werewolf looks like?
Photo by Amy Irene Marquez
Dorian as your favorite vampire dandy
Winning him a Best Look award for a 2nd time, this costume was made from repurposed motorcycle armor, upcycled thrift store finds and fabric scraps, all lovingly crafted, hand-painted and rhinestoned by Dorian's fair hands.
Dorian as Scrooge
Photo by Vito Vitacca
MORE About dorian
Shortly after his 2016 debut, Dorian became the first King to place in the 10 year history of Shanghai’s annual drag contest and in 2018, he soared to new heights as one of the top 3 drag performers in China. A Euro Drag S2 Scotland finalist, he now calls Glasgow home and is proud to be representing Scotland in drag's answer to Eurovision, the EuroStars drag contest being televised on May 1st. Scroll down for Dorian's interview in The Scotsman.
Cofounder of DKNSTRKT, a China-based collective of drag artists who host workshops for anyone to learn the art of drag, Dorian has also taught masterclasses at the Shanghai School of Burlesque. His drag king workshops have spawned several drag babies including the award-winning Mitch Bitchpleaser and Scotland's hottest drag king boi band, The Tackleberries. Dorian is also behind Shut Up & King (@shutupandking on Instagram) - a new Glasgow-based platform for Scottish drag kings everywhere - scroll down for information on upcoming workshops showcasing the talents of Scotland's drag kings.
While under lockdown in Scotland, Dorian produced a 6 episode web series which asked the question "Can the everyday person find in their immediate neighborhood, all the things it might take to be a home drag king in these times of isolation?" (SPOILER ALERT: All you need is a little bit of ingenuity). Created by Dorian as a way to stay creative (read: sane) between applying for benefits and job hunting, All Dragged Up & Nowhere To Go also offers tidbits, insights and a behind the scenes look at the life of an out of work drag performer with very little talent for much else, and culminates in a spectacular final showdown.
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Dorian having fun, fighting, pratting about up a pole, or taking off his clothes!
The night he realized he was small but mighty...
Created and aired in digital shows Xmas 2020
The night a narcissistic vampire's wife has enough of his bloody vice ...
...hangs herself and comes back to haunt him (consider that your Content Warning)
Created and aired in digital shows Halloween 2020.
The night he ...uh... well
...consider this an extreme sexiness 'content warning'
The night he cloned himself cos it's lonely under lockdown...
...also: Trans Rights Are Human Rights FFS!
Created August 2020, aired in 2 digital drag shows fundraising for trans causes in September 2020.
The night a gunslinger from a galaxy far, far away, came to a planet under lockdown and served some intergalactic cyborg cowboy fantasy realness...
...Created while under lockdown in Scotland, May 2020
The night he went vegan for a hot minute...
...Created during lockdown in Scotland as part of a Scottish drag community weekend of online shows raising over £1300 for the Black Lives Matter movement. No vegans were harmed in the making of this video.
The night the Boiz were back in town...
...Performed at the Glasgow Drag Awards 2020.
Featuring Andy Kist and Rudy Ramdazzle and Scotland's newest boi band, The Tackleberries.
The night he had them all howling for more...
...Performed in Edinburgh at The Rabbithole drag show's "Prom Night", Jan 28th 2020
The night he slayed the competition and snatched the f*cking crown...
Performed at the ShanghaiLGBT drag contest, November 30th 2019
The night he became they...
...A genderf*ck version of an act that debuted in Scotland earlier this year... forced into being due to a resurgence of censorship in China and not being allowed to show boi chesticles even when they're covered with pasties.. however, it's still ok for a cis man to get his tits out.. (git tae fuck w'that shite!)
Performed in Shanghai, Oct 2019
The night they played D&D...
...and things got a little out of hand
Performed at Nerd-a-liscious, a drag show for freaks and geeks.
The Pearl, Shanghai, Sept 7 2019.
The night all your goth ghost fantasies come true
Dedicated to the delectable Elise EN.
Performed July 30th 2019 at The Rabbit Hole, Edinburgh
The night he went vegan...
Performed at The Pearl, Shanghai's Drag-tacular Year of the Pig show, March 2nd 2019
The night He got lucky - twice!
...serving you the King of Love is Love is Love...
Performed December 15th 2018 at The Pearl, Shanghai
The night He walked amongst the people of Shanghai...
...and they mainly gave zero fucks
Christmas day, 2018, Shanghai
The night s/he flew 5000 miles to kick some drag queen ass...
...Winning 3rd Place in the professional category, and Best Look King at the 12th annual ShanghaiLGBT drag contest, December 8th 2018
The night he returned from the dead...
Performed at Swinging Kings of the Night Halloween show, Katie's Bar, Glasgow, Oct 19 2018
The night he pulled out something very special...
Performed at Extravaganza II: Tucked & Reloaded @ The Pearl, Shanghai, June 2 2018
The night he told you to call him "Daddy"...
...a bit of draglesque to moisten your thighs
Guest performing at Shanghai School of Burlesque's Summer Showcase, June 2018 @ The Pearl
The night he took a sip from the wrong woman's water bottle...
...Performed at Extravaganza II: Tucked & Reloaded @ The Pearl, Shanghai, June 2 2018
Dorian T. Fisk in "I was bored, it was Monday and she asked nicely..."
aka "Ah, Shanghai - the city where you indeed find yourself being in an 80s throwback, homoerotic wrestling music video for a friend’s homework assignment"
...Apologies to fellow actor Evan Danger for the non-consensual eggplant poking 😝
Directed by Casey Li Brander
Music “Yes, homo!” by Shanghai band, Ugly Girls
Dorian & The Douchecopters debut performance at Ladyfest Shanghai...
..."Two weeks ago, being a drag king in Shanghai was a pretty lonely existence. Now, not so much!" Dorian T. Fisk
Two Band Men on a Ship...
...aka that month when four times a week, I kicked Seb's ass and he stabbed me twice nightly
Ponytail vs Moustache...
...somewhere between Ireland and New York, 1912
The night she fed his Frankenstein...
...featuring Elise EN, performed at SatDragDay, Happiness 42, October 2017
The night that he was gay and okay..
...Featuring Annie Bodescant, Wuwu Yan, and Elise EN, performed at Happiness42's SatDragDay in Shanghai, October 21 2017
The night Muay Thai met Drag...
Debut performance at Candor in Shanghai, featuring Wittaya PhraiPhruek, aka Kao.
The night he just wanted to be a woman...
Performing in Shanghai to Powderfinger's cover of Portishead's "Glory Box" on July 27 2017 at Cinemq16 : 变装 Drag event in celebration of International Drag Day.
The night he met a certain someone...
Debut performance of "When the penny drops" featuring Elise EN and London Summers at Shanghai's biggest ever drag show - Drag Extravaganza XXL @ The Pearl, July 8th 2017
The night he tasted blood and he liked it...
"Bloodlust" revamped! Performed on June 2nd & 3rd 2017 at the Pearl, Shanghai, with the delicious Elise EN in Qi-POW! Burlesque & Cabaret's final show ever - "Summer of Sin".
The night he got punched in the dick, and things went downhill from there...
...guest performing with Elise EN in Ariana Grindr's rendition of "Before He Cheats" at Qi-POW! Burlesque & Cabaret's "Summer of Sin" show, June 2017
The night he got his gun out...
...Dorian the gunslinger from the Wild West
The night she wouldn't let him get any sleep...
Performed at the launch of DKNSTRKT, January 2018, Shanghai
"Fight Night" at The Pearl...
...getting shady once again
"Fight Night" at Shanghai's 1st annual Drag King party...
...aka "can I have my shirt back now?"...
Evolution of Dorian T. Fisk, a Drag King...
...this showreel shows the evolution of Dorian as a performer in 2016, from August when he came out from behind the red curtains to closing the year with an achievement that makes his mum very proud...
The night people might have gotten more than they bargained for...
...at least those in the front copped an eyeful
The night she made a manpire very happy...
...aka "someone find the guy who took my glass!"
The night he popped a certain cherry...
...or certainly bruised a couple of plums
The night three kings took to the stage...
...and rocked 'til panties dropped