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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.

House of Presents presents some marvelous lads!

HP Loveshaft for Pansys House of Presents October 27 2020 by Suzanne ForbesThat dapper dancer, HP Loveshaft!

Last night’s House of Presents featured an absolutely terrific performance from beloved HP Loveshaft ! I was raving about it in the twitchstream chat and got this sweet sketch. We know Berlin’s queer performers are struggling like hell at present, and HP needs a home. Please check out their gfm for urgent housing need!

Roman TikTok for Pansys House of Presents October 27 2020 by Suzanne ForbesFinally got to see the Drag King half of Them Tiktoks, Roman Tiktok!

Roman performed to “Spooky Scary Skeletons” and now I feel deliciously Halloween’d.

Gieza Poke at the Poke House and Pansys House of Presents Oct 31 2020 by Suzanne ForbesMaking the most of the season, Gieza Poke was Cowza Poke!

At least, that’s what I called her. She herself prefers “Gieza Good Milkin’ “!

For right now House of Presents and Gieza’s Poke House are live each week at Monster Ronsons, as well as being livestreamed on twitch for the benefit of those of us too vulnerable to go out.

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.