Queerdos

Queerdos Queer performance Ensemble working with spoken word theatre and live music with/for Berlin’s LGBTQI + community. Focused on creating a reliable platform for creatives whilst exploring the boundaries of social activism through art

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Artwork by Donata Kindersperk
22/08/2020

Artwork by Donata Kindersperk

Queerdos
22/08/2020

Queerdos

IT’S ANNIVERSARY MONTH!!! We’re turning two and we wouldn’t be here without the Fab queers working in front and behind s...
22/08/2020

IT’S ANNIVERSARY MONTH!!! We’re turning two and we wouldn’t be here without the Fab queers working in front and behind stage.Meet the Queerdos and their stories:

CEJJAD AL-GASSANI [performer + student] I am a trans performer from Germany and one of the newest members of Queerdos. My interest lies at the intersection of Performing Arts, Gender Studies and Interior Design.
As a young teen I was taking part in a theater house in my hometown and since 2019 I have been taking my
first steps as performer working here in Berlin with Academy of Autodidakten in Ballhaus Naunynstrasse and participated as
Assistant director with Queerdos in the development of Queerdo's Violence and Queerdo's Mini. #queerdosberlin #queerartist #translivesmatter #performer #cejjadalgassani @ The Future

IT’S ANNIVERSARY MONTH!!! We’re turning two and we wouldn’t be here without the Fab queers working in front and behind s...
17/08/2020

IT’S ANNIVERSARY MONTH!!! We’re turning two and we wouldn’t be here without the Fab queers working in front and behind stage.Meet the Queerdos and their stories: ANDREI RAICU [ music composer + plant whisperer ]

Born in communist Romania in 1988,
I studied theatre direction at the National University of Theatre and Film in Bucharest and furthered my studies at the University of the Arts in Targu Mures.
At the same time, I created as
sound designer and composer over 10
Performances in various theatres
Romania. At present I am using the experience inTheatre direction and sound design to further other artistic horizons in the area of queer performance and artistic installations.
In Berlin I have worked in collaboration with Queerdos for several performances. I also compose
music for AR/VR experiences created
and developed by the Augmented Space Agency.
Lately I have participated in several electronic music festivals, and I played several dj sets in clubs in Bucharest.
I am looking for the organicity in music and sound in relation to people and / or performers, actors.
Moreover, I started working with sound from natural environments from field recording to biofeedback. 📸 Cip Facaeru #romanianartist #composer #andreiraicu #biofeedback @ Kraftwerk Berlin

IT’S ANNIVERSARY MONTH!!! We’re turning two and we wouldn’t be here without the Fab queers working in front and behind s...
15/08/2020

IT’S ANNIVERSARY MONTH!!! We’re turning two and we wouldn’t be here without the Fab queers working in front and behind stage.Meet the Queerdos and their stories:

RONI LUGASSI [photographer + magic creature]

I was born in Israel, grew up in Tel Aviv. Ive been photographing since i was 12. Always loved to capture the little magical moments of life.
Before I moved to Berlin I volunteered in a youth club that was based on spreading free love, art and music, and was a photographer at 'Bamahane’: the magazine of the army.
The reason I moved to Germany was to experience the freedom Berlin has to offer. I was fascinated by the range of sexual and gender identities and their different and beautiful expressions.

I learned that the world isn't always a happy place, but with my work I hope to capture and spread the light you can find in some places and people; my vision is to encourage others to express themselves and challenge what's considered "normal" in society 📸 @linardskulless #queerdosberlin #queerphotographer #ensemble #magic #ronilugassi

IT’S ANNIVERSARY MONTH!!! We’re turning two and we wouldn’t be here without the Fab queers working in front and behind s...
14/08/2020

IT’S ANNIVERSARY MONTH!!! We’re turning two and we wouldn’t be here without the Fab queers working in front and behind stage.Meet the Queerdos and their stories:

MAT SERGENT/ALICE DANGER
[writer, performer + personal service provider]

I'm a multidisciplinary shapeshifter from France; I've been writing since I was a kid, usually about morbid and/or disturbing topics. Since moving to Berlin 3 years ago, I turned into a whore and last year I founded the event Whore Moans. We offer workshops, film screenings and partying centering sex workers. I like to get dirty and dip my hands into everything, from erotic poetry to event organizing. I perform to interrogate the role of sexuality, desire, identity and performativity. I’m currently writing a book that’s also an investigation into what masochism could mean from a politically and personally alienated perspective. It blends theory, sci-fi, playwriting and personal narrative. I’ve been a darkroom demon, a waitress, an opera singer, an escort, a lawful queer… to be continued. 📸 @ronilugassi
⛓🔪⛓ #alicedanger #queer #performanceartist #queerdosberlin #writer #demon #identity @ Purgatory

HP Loveshaft [drag performer+passionate astrophysicist ]I was born in Moscow & moved a few times before my family settle...
13/08/2020

HP Loveshaft [drag performer+passionate astrophysicist ]

I was born in Moscow & moved a few times before my family settled in Los Angeles. Besides one role as an evil king in a Purim school play, I became interested in performing after attending Rocky Horror at 15, where I put together my first drag-style lip-sync a few years later. Over the next few years,I began performing as HP Loveshaft in 2012 & produced a monthly drag king cabaret.Later on I started pursuing a degree in astrophysics. After successfully applying to UCI, I took advantage of their study abroad program to travel to Scotland in 2018, at which point I was able to self-produce my first tour. Performing in Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam & Brussels gave me the confidence to pursue drag as a full-time career & I relocated to Berlin later the same year. Since then, I've been privileged to work with internationally renowned drag queens like Taylor Mac, as well as perform in bars, theaters & festivals in over 20 cities in 8 countries. 📸 @ronilugassi #dragking #queerdosberlin #octopus #fabperformer #hploveshaft @ Milky Way Galaxy

IT’S ANNIVERSARY MONTH!!! We’re turning two and we wouldn’t be here without the Fab queers working in front and behind s...
12/08/2020

IT’S ANNIVERSARY MONTH!!! We’re turning two and we wouldn’t be here without the Fab queers working in front and behind stage.Meet the Queerdos and their stories:

TOM SCHWARTZ [musician + tech wizard]

(ᴀʟsᴏ ᴋɴᴏᴡɴ ᴀs sɪɴɪsᴛᴇʀ sᴠᴇᴛᴀ ᴀɴᴅ ᴄᴏɴᴛʀᴏʟ ᴅᴇʟᴇᴛᴇ)

I was born in the unholy land of Israel, grew up in Tel Aviv, where I was active in the underground Punk and electronic scene, organizing events and making a lot of noise.
Through the years I’ve been performing on different platforms from sterile art galleries to dirty dance floors. As an electronic musician, I am interested in live sound installations and improvisation. Combining elements of sound design, meditation practice, electro-acoustic composition, noise, and techno waves. I’ve been producing soundtracks, compositions for theatre, spoken word weirdness and dancefloor tunes. Located in Berlin for the past six years, I continue to research and develop my musical language. 📸 @ronilugassi #queerberlin #queerdosberlin #technician #sinistersveta

IT’S ANNIVERSARY MONTH!!! We’re turning two and we wouldn’t be here without the Fab queers working in front and behind s...
11/08/2020

IT’S ANNIVERSARY MONTH!!! We’re turning two and we wouldn’t be here without the Fab queers working in front and behind stage.Meet the Queerdos and their stories:

PUSSY RANZ [performer+filmmaker+sound designer]

Hi I am Pussy Ranz, I am a very queer and trans performer originally hailing from the so called United States. I started to become serious about artistic endeavors almost five years ago when I switched my studies from physical therapy to filmmaking, specifically Writing for Film, Television, and Emerging Media which I have a BFA in. I was determined to learn everything I possibly could about film, and worked on over 20 different films during my time at university. In doing so, I discovered my passions in several other disciplines including stand-up comedy, experimental noise music, and performance art. I was the president of my town’s comedy club Ithaca Comedy Club, I was a member of the town’s experimental theatre troupe Macabre Theatre Ensemble, and I was a regular DJ on my town’s local radio station 92 WICB. I entered all of these spaces with the idea to entertain, to be loud, to be queer, and to become unabashedly myself. I gathered all these experiences, and in October 2019 moved to Berlin. Being in Berlin has given me the space to grow as an artist, to collaborate with others in ways I never thought possible, and to become the most beautiful and freaky version of myself. 📸 Roni Lugassi #queerdos #performer #filmmaker #queerdosberlin

IT’S ANNIVERSARY MONTH!!! We’re turning two and we wouldn’t be here without the Fab queers working in front and behind s...
10/08/2020

IT’S ANNIVERSARY MONTH!!! We’re turning two and we wouldn’t be here without the Fab queers working in front and behind stage.Meet the Queerdos and their stories:

Linards Kulless [visual artist + plant life aficionado]

I am an interdisciplinary visual artist born and raised in Riga, Latvia. For many years I worked as cultural manager in a couple of Riga art projects. Now I work in different media like video, photo and installation. My artistic playground includes theatre performances, paintings, outfit and interior concepts. Since 2001 I am also creating as a VJ . I exposed my work in art exhibitions since 1999 in many European countries. In my projects there are often found ethnographic influences, esoteric knowledge and a search for identity.
Website: www.kulless.info
📸 Roni Lugassi

IT’S ANNIVERSARY MONTH!!! We’re turning two and we wouldn’t be here without the Fab queers working in front and behind s...
09/08/2020

IT’S ANNIVERSARY MONTH!!! We’re turning two and we wouldn’t be here without the Fab queers working in front and behind stage.Meet the Queerdos and their stories:

LUQUA BERTINI [set designer +dark wave fan]
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I was born and raised in a small town in N-W France. When I turned 18, I did some studies in tourism. After 1 year, I discovered though that it was really not my thing and decided to quit and study interior design. So to pay for the school I wanted to apply to, I worked one year in a print factory close to my home town then I studied interior design for 3 years in apprenticeship. Only there I discovered the profession of set designer and really fell in love with it. It was exactly what I wanted to do. After my studies,
as I chose to move to Berlin, because the cities’ creative,free and tolerant reputation. The first 10 months, I worked as an intern for #fredpommerehn .After my internship, I decided to stay in Berlin. The city was very captivating and I met people I could start creating with. Since then, I developed into a polyvalent artist and worked in different fields : theatre plays, sets for events, illustration, video clip, performances.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Luqua Bertini and thank you for your inspiring work for Queerdos Reunited/Unapologetic/Resistance and Violence . 📸Roni Lugassi❤️ #queerdosberlin #setdesigner #queerarrist #theatremakers

A team that swims together,stays together! This hot month Queerdos is celebrating two years of existence. We are so prou...
08/08/2020

A team that swims together,stays together! This hot month Queerdos is celebrating two years of existence. We are so proud of how our project has developed and grown into a quirky inclusive and community focused spoken word ensemble and we cannot wait for what is about to come ♥️ We‘re here, we’re queer, we‘re fabulous get used to us!!

29/07/2020
The Ballery

The Ballery

TransVision 5

TransVision 5 is coming…

It all started with the desire to transform the art scene during the COVID-19 pandemic. When the entire world was locked down in their own homes, we tried to find a way to bring Germany’s upcoming artists to people’s own homes.

That’s how the TransVision was born.

After broadcasting 4 successful shows from our home at The Ballery, we are ready for the fifth instalment of the show.

TransVision will be broadcast across Facebook, Instagram and our website.

Morning update:Montenegro passes law which legalizes civil partnerships 🤗🏳️‍🌈🌈
02/07/2020

Morning update:
Montenegro passes law which legalizes civil partnerships 🤗🏳️‍🌈🌈

🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈ČESTITAMO LGBT ZAJEDNICI U CRNOJ GORI!

Sa 42 glasa ZA i samo 5 protiv USVOJEN JE ZAKON O ŽIVOTNOM PARTNERSTVU LICA ISTOG POLA!!!!!!

BRAVO!🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈

🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈 CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LGBT COMMUNITY IN MONTENEGRO!!!!

With 42 votes FOR and just 5 votes against THE SAME SEX PARTNERSHIP LAW PASSED IN THE PARLIAMENT!!!!

WELL DONE!!!! 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈

30/06/2020
Lambda Szczecin

Monika TichyMonika Tichy and Lambda Szczecin you are the flame that burns brighter than Poland’s outdated and hateful politics. Your work illuminates, your love heals and your persistence strengthens. We are humbled and proud to have stood on the same protest podium with you. Stay strong, stay safe and keep on burning!❤️ 🏳️‍🌈 🌈

Maszerujcie z nami podczas Global Pride 2020! 🏳️‍🌈🥳

Ze względu na panującą nadal pandemię COVID-19 największy Marsz Równości na świecie przejdzie w tym roku online. Z tej okazji organizacje prorównościowe z całego świata wysyłały nagrania o tym jak dumnie maszerują w swoich miastach. 🎥

Nasze Stowarzyszenie stworzyło coś specjalnego na tę okazję! Sprawdźcie nasz, szczeciński Pride ⬇️

Dziękujemy Szczecin By Drone za kolejną świetną współpracę w stworzeniu tego nagrania ❤️

[Reżyseria: Łukasz Jurewicz]

Last day to send us your info and join us tomorrow for the audition-workshop for Queerdos Manifest: The Kitchen BIPOC ac...
23/06/2020

Last day to send us your info and join us tomorrow for the audition-workshop for Queerdos Manifest: The Kitchen

BIPOC actors/performers to the front!!

There can be no Pride if it is not intersectional. Now more than ever, it is important to remember that the revolutionar...
23/06/2020

There can be no Pride if it is not intersectional. Now more than ever, it is important to remember that the revolutionary riots at Stonewall in 1969 were spearheaded by many LGBTQ people of color and that none of the progress made for the acceptance and equality of LGBTQ people over the past 51 years would be possible if not for the action and courage of those protestors.

GLAAD Pride Month Statement
QUEERDOS Logo Pride+BLM edition by Roni Lugassi

Lovely queerdos,Check out this fantastic initiative aimed at providing therapy for QTBIPOC. Please take the time to read...
13/06/2020
QTBIPOC Therapy Fund Berlin organized by Lorraine Yakubu

Lovely queerdos,
Check out this fantastic initiative aimed at providing therapy for QTBIPOC. Please take the time to read the info and for those that can, support by making a donation or by sharing the fundraiser . Every little help counts!

Warum Solidarität kein Konzept braucht (english text below)Sie sind hier um zu helfen und … Lorraine Yakubu needs your support for QTBIPOC Therapy Fund Berlin

As you already know, tomorrow is going to be the demonstration against racism at Alexanderplatz due the last incidents! ...
05/06/2020

As you already know, tomorrow is going to be the demonstration against racism at Alexanderplatz due the last incidents!

In these times is a STRONG allyship more than needed! So please come together and lets unite together against individual, institutional and structural racism!

Share this post/event with your friends, family and community. Use your platform and range!

Take care,
Love & Action,
- QUEERDOS

24/05/2020
Alice Danger

Our neext poet, talent and Queerdo is.... Mat S Alice Danger!! Alice Danger is Berlin's renegade high fem lovechild, they perform to answer questions they can't quite formulate. Alien spawn, queer hooker, inexpert masochist, they are here to make you uncomfortable - and they will succeed. They've performed here and there, written some poems, helped on some porn shoots. But if you remember them, it's probably from a darkroom. (They run @Whore Moans, an event in support of street-based sex workers.)

Sit back and enjoy our fire and flame ALICE DANGER!

Love & Action,
-QUEERDOS

🔥„We do what we need to do to keep the shame alive. Work out guilt into an oroubouros ribbon, what I’m allowed to do versus what I’m not. What they don’t know is that I’m allowed to do everything. Cold late morning light: I let G. with the Moschino bathing suit stick her tongue down my throat, like a serpent swallower. I don’t want to explain. Debase it. Writhe, high, look at the angels battle it out in cobalt.

Do a line off the Woman on the Edge of Time. Sobriety requires something like inherent goodness. Nod when my roommate talks about how much better I’m doing. Fantasize about opening the backdoor and letting the dogs run away. Running away with them, or kick one of them in the head, just to see blood. It doesn’t count as evil if I don’t do any of it. The shame is just for me, a treat. Once I had a dream about two brothers killing dogs. I remember waking up with raw nerves and the sensation of stroking greasy hair.

‘I’ve had clinical depression since I was 12.’ Also a lie, somewhat. I don’t remember exactly how old I was when I got the diagnosis. I don’t even remember getting the diagnosis. I just started saying that. Maybe I never got a diagnosis. Maybe the old man telling me how unladylike my depressed thoughts were was also a fantasy. If I’m patient and dedicated, I can keep undoing my reality, deconstruct it thread by thread, until there’s nothing left. Then I would be empty. I could fill myself with all my favorite stories, stories that fit me, my personality—new lies. ‘We all have struggles. Guess what.’

Everyone is doing something to cope. Those who say they aren’t are lying. The ones who don’t do drugs get drunk and sway around the bar, hitting on people who don’t want to be hit on. Or they smoke joints in fishnets on the leather couches. They watch, trying not to watch. Some images sting. They scroll Instagram, letting their mind wander until the boredom settles. But the world is like a needle, with all its memories and triggers. It’s trying to sting you. The only way to not get stung is a) to lie about everything, and never open up, or b) to deaden yourself. You can recognize the people who do b). They look like the very sensitive carcasses of trees.

We do what we need to do. I watch people lie down on my carpet, feeling for the heat that comes from the ground. It never ceases to amaze them. I lucked out. Scrape the plant off the wall to appease the landlord. T. tells me to be careful not to kill the plant. I was taught this plant was a weed, and I admired it for that, for its tenacity and annoyingness. When are you going to organize a housewarming? It’s true, I meant to do that. I don’t want to go through my room judging which pictures I should take down, which artifacts are too precious to be left out. I wish I didn’t have this instinct of protection. The first time I saw a house get trashed I thought there was something beautiful in it. But it wasn’t my house. I wish I didn’t assume that my friends will drink and get f**ked up, knock everything over and leave me to clean up. But they will.

Now that I have friends, I want to forsake them all and get new ones, ones that fit the better me. I could tell myself this story in a nicer language: the language of levels and moving on, of letting go, of release. I have no pity for my deluded past self. Not out of cruelty, but I know that self-pity leads to complacency. I’m always fighting against an immanent paralysis. Take the dying plant up into the kitchen. Replace the bouquet on the table after lunch. I struggle to maintain order. The calm it incites in me is directly proportional to my urge to transform into chaos once again. R. pushes the bathroom door open and sits on the closed toilet. They touch two fingers to the edge of the bathtub I’m soaking in. I’m a bringer of chaos, they say.

When everyone’s done eating, undress the table. I put everything back in its rightful place, basil leaves & seeds swept, dissolved oil traveling up through the soapy water, damp scraps like colored clay... When all the guests are gone, the table is sponged, chairs racked up under the wooden table, peel back the skin of an orange. Inhale the sizzling, fruity mist. always dreamed of being a good housewife to my inner demon, that blood-guzzling child. I live by contrasts: oil and water, salt and skin, slices of greens and living things, oozing cuts of flesh.“ 🔥

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QUEERDOS is a transdisciplinary performative ensemble focusing on initiating discourses and dialogues in the frame of an LGBTQI+ narrative. By engaging in theatrical work using mainly spoken word with various artists belonging to queer minorities in Berlin and other cities where queer politics are often ignored or looked down upon, we hope to promote acceptance and understanding on a larger scale; to utilize its great potential for impact.

Challenging gender binaries (male/female) and exposing the social coercion at the base of the performative nature of identity is already a political act, but Queerdos aims at transcending beyond, through daring performances that mirror social or political misconduct, thus becoming an incentive towards proactive attitudes. Subjects such as abuse, trans and homophobia, racism, and xenophobia are very often addressed in our performances. We are aiming towards creating a platform for free speech and artistic expression in the queer community, emphasising tolerance, integration and awareness in/of our ever growing environment. Spoken word as a performance lightens up the sometimes hard-to-digest political contexts through the usage of elements (singing, dancing, spoken word, stand-up comedy etc) which can reach a mixed audience.

Queerdos aims at bringing the community of what society deems as ‘misfits’ together in a safe space for expression and learning.

QUEERDOS has a fixed cast and crew:

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A little note for future events: There is more than black and white. There is something inbetween wearing a mask and covid denials. It‘s called ‚critical mind’. Not everyone fits in a box. There is enough black and white thinking everywhere. I think this is worth to be mentioned. (Refering to Cats corona rules introduction, which i followed.)
WHAT A RALLY! last saturday we demonstrated in front of the polish institution and we are more than thankful for all those who showed up against poland declaring LGBT freezones! poland, you can’t sit with us! -love and solidarity
Hey Queerdos 💖 I'm organising a party this Friday - workshops and screenings, and party until the morning ✨🌸💋 all proceeds go to trans sex workers 👄 https://www.facebook.com/events/670277836782578/?ti=as
Spoken word artists ? Please pm