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The first Torture Garden Berlin, at the Metropol!

Puck dancing at the first Torture Garden Berlin by Suzanne Forbes Feb 29 through March 20 2020Here is Puck, dancing by the stage very early in the night.

I arrived and grabbed my Press Pass (thanks Mark!) quite early – it wasn’t even ten pm. I wanted to be sure I could settle myself in a comfy seat by the stage, as I can no longer stand for events. I was thrilled to see Puck The Hare, a friend and muse, hit the dance floor shortly afterwards. Puck wants to be very clear: the outfit, which they put together themselves, is Cute Kawaii Fetish Jackalope, not Wolpertinger! I encourage you to take a closer look 😉

Since Torture Garden Berlin was the last event I hit before I went to self-quarantine (I’m asthmatic and immunocompromised), I’ll be posting the drawings very slowly, putting an absolute ton of work into each. If I drew you, keep an eye here or subscribe, and eventually you’ll turn up!

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I am incredibly grateful to my Patreon Patrons, whose monthly financial support makes it possible for me work safely at home.

As usual the drawings of TGBerlin are licensed Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) for all to share and enjoy!

In addition, I release the copyright on each drawing to the performer shown and they may use the drawings for their own profit and pleeeasssure in any way they choose.

Hostess Thrieza Poke, GodXXX Noirphiles, Gaby Tupper and more at Pansy’s House of Presents!

Godxxx Noirphiles by Suzanne Forbes Feb 19 2020GodXXX Noirphiles is a performer I have been wanting to draw for AGES!

Godxxx Noirphiles by Suzanne Forbes Feb 19 2020 detailBecause they do very interesting performance work, and amazing makeup, and because this boi is so good-looking! So when I saw he was performing at House of Presents on a damp January night, I headed over to Monster Ronsons. Her look was dazzling!

And her performance was a twist: the audience was primed for serious political performance art by the dramatic intro music, then swept into nervous giggles by the embarrassment of a familiar intimate moment.

By the end everyone was whooping with relief at sharing this awkward feeling they knew all too well!

Upcoming GodXXX events:

TODAY Feb 20 is the Black History Month event at Sari Sari Collective, where black folks will bring foods and talk about their history, with performances! On March 13, House of Living Colors will host Spring Awakening at Berghain Kantine.

More about GodXXX: cool Berlin drag queens interview video here! House of Living Colors’ Insta here.

Gieza Poke as Thrieza by Suzanne Forbes Feb 18 2020Gieza Poke was hosting The House of Presents in lieu of Pansy who was somewhere warm having fun!

And Gieza had an excellent new look involving three heads. This event was the first time I saw Gieza up close in person barefaced – and I almost didn’t recognize her! Gieza was kind enough to arrange disability accommodation for me, reserving a seat with a view. I used to be able to stand up and draw in a crowded club for six hours straight, but those days are long gone!

There was not actually a huge rainbow flag behind Gieza during Auntie’s performance- I just felt inspired to add a lot of color, so I did, which totally violates my normal documentary art protocols but you know what, so what!

Antina Christ and Dunja by Suzanne Forbes Feb 18 2020Before the show started I drew two local beauties chatting at the DJ booth.

Left is goth drag witch MUA Antina Christ, The Daughter of Seitan, and right is Dunja Von K., hula hoop MaÎtress, Creeper and hard-working performer!

Gaby Tupper by Suzanne Forbes Feb 19 2020I loved the 80s styling of Gaby Tubber, who I had never seen perform before.

Did you know Gaby has a fabulous event called TGIF, “Trash Goddess in Film”, a show for film fans and friends of trash?

Please remember that Drag Saves Lives.

I am so grateful to my Patrons on Patreon, who make it possible for me to document Berlin’s queer intersectional performance scene and release the artwork free to all.