Make it WERQ: Becoming more present, adaptable, and confident on stage.with WillyLaQueue Held at: The Monocle 4510 Manchester Ave
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Price: $ 15
You’ve got you choreography, you’ve got your costume, you’ve got your booking. How do you pull it all together to make an unforgettable experience for your audience? This workshop focuses on maximizing your impact on stage, recovering from unexpected hiccups, and using an unruly audience to your advantage. Come learn how to roll wit the punches like an old pro while still giving the crowd the best night of their lives! Willy LaQueue is a dashing dandy and sultry starlet twinkling in the Windy City, where he’s the Headmister of the Chicago Academy of Burlesque. He's been performing as a hip hop dancer, teacher, and choreographer for 2 decades, venturing into burlesque in 2012, and he has twirled on stages and bar floors across the US, Canada, and Europe. Willy has opened for acts like Lizzo and Sandra Bernhard, been featured in burlesque festivals across the country, and performed at the historic birthplace of the modern LGBTQ rights movement, the Stonewall Inn. He's a flamboyant fop who shimmies in the spaces between drag, burlesque, and dance theatre. He's light in his loafers, a dear friend of Dorothy, and the Limpest Wrist in Burlesque! Photo by David McWhirter