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The last, for now, House of Presents show at Monster Ronsons.

Pansy at Halloween House of Presents show at Monster Ronsons by Suzanne Forbes Feb 25 2021Halloween 2020 seems like seconds ago, or years.

It seems impossible that Berlin nightclubs were ever open again. But for a short time last Fall, clubs were open, observing careful Covid protocols.

Beloved queer clubhouse Monster Ronsons changed its entire setup, creating a cabaret dinner theater with table service from the bar.

Pansy of Pansy’s House of Presents (in full Jessica Rabbit style at top) and Gieza of Gieza’s Poke House redesigned their stage shows, instructing the audience to clap instead of scream and politely nod to strangers instead of fingering them.

I feel like these drawings were some of the best I did from a livestream last year, because I was drawing performers I’d seen and drawn in real life, and they were performing in a space I know well, to a real audience.

I so much appreciate Pansy, Gieza and Nana making these shows accessible to folx at home by streaming them!

Lola Rose at Halloween House of Presents show at Monster Ronsons by Suzanne Forbes March 6 2021For the two nights of double-header Halloween shows, the family of House of Presents created spectacular acts.

Lola Rose hit the stage to deconstruct a racist American caricature, Aunt Jemima- with a knife!

Naya at Halloween House of Presents show at Monster Ronsons by Suzanne Forbes Feb 25 2021Naya The Cisgenera had a powerful reading and a very sexy look.

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Lolita Va Voom at Halloween House of Presents show at Monster Ronsons by Suzanne Forbes Feb 25 2021

Gieza decorated the stage with a monster theme, using old wigs!

Lolita Va Voom, above, shook it gorgeously. Always a joy to draw Lolita.

Lolita’s ongoing show with Nana Schewitz called Jews! Jews! Jews! is a treasure of Berlin.

Nana Schewitz is seen below, performing an interactive and hilarious act.

Nana Schewitz at Halloween House of Presents show at Monster Ronsons by Suzanne Forbes Feb 26 2021

Jews! Jews! Jews! has an online Virtual Queer Seder on March 28.

As always, I am so grateful to my Patreon Patrons, whose monthly financial support lets me keep documenting Berlin’s drag and burlesque performers while I work safely at home.

The Streaming Drag Show Central Top-Off Post!

Noeline la Bouche for Pansys House of Presents by Suzanne Forbes Sept 10 2020Gieza’s Poke House and Pansy’s House of Presents returned to their home stage of Monster Ronsons this week.

So I am working on wrapping the drawings made from the livestreamed shows. I have lost track, despite my best efforts, of which night some of these drawings are from. There were five months of online shows, with a Poke House and House of Presents every single Tuesday!

I know the drawing above of eternal muse Noéline La Bouche was begun during late July or early August, and I just finished it today.

Cadbury Parfait for House of Presents by Suzanne Forbes Oct 25 2020Fabulous Patron and Muse Cadbury Parfait!

Drawn sometime this summer! Follow Cadbury here, and also her wonderful show Extravagant Shambles here.

Aubrey Wodonga for Giezas Pokehouse Pansys House of Presents October 27 2020 Suzanne ForbesLovely Aubrey Wodonga was so patient!

Finally getting their drawing up months later… check this professional circus queen out here!

Yvonne Nightstand for Pansys House of Presents July 14 2020 by Suzanne ForbesThis one, of hilarious Yvonne Nightstand, was done early in quarantine.

Possibly April?

I’ll be rounding other drawings from the livestreams here as I finish them.

I am so grateful to my Patreon Patrons, whose monthly financial support lets me keep documenting Berlin’s international, intersectional drag and burlesque performers while I work safely at home.