Our spring-time event "Queer Darlings" features favorite queer productions that we have seen over the past year: The show "Beige B*tch" by Nima Séne is presented in Germany for the first time and just like the revival of Joana Tischkaus solo "BEING PINK AIN'T EASY" focuses on queer staging strategies of race: Both works examine the complex interplay of race and gender in contemporary popular culture. The pieces "Ef_Femininity" and "Love Me Harder" draw political power from personal stories: While Schwald/Leuenberger, in collaboration with three South Indian co-performers, show how they have fought against all obstacles to gain pride in their personal femininities, the Jewish queer leading actor of the CHICKS* lets dominant images of masculinity crumble. The "Queer Darlings" focus is completed by an issue of the discourse series Politics of Love on the subject of "Queering Race".
A SOPHIENSÆLE festival. Media partner: Siegessäule.