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!
Finally 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. 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.
To keep everybody going has been a stupendous effort of community and mutual aid, a testament of love to and from Berlin’s queer folx.
Pansy has worked so hard to keep income flowing to Berlin’s queer performers.
And she kept herself up, showing up onscreen in exquisite drag looks with no one in her flat but her cute dog Tina, week after week! Last night, back onstage, she wore an absolutely precious Alice look, with perfect petticoats, miles of leg, peeptoe pumps and Marilyn curls.
During the Poke House, statuesque Aussie Reflektra hit the stage in what looked like couture.
But was apparently made from curtains! In quarantine, Berlin’s drag queens have had time but no money, and have made do creatively!
However drawing people onstage, after months of drawing mostly people filming themselves in their apartments, is a real shift. I could not see faces very well, and so needed to rely on body language to convey the sense of the performance. I am gonna need to adapt, which is fine. Like Berlin’s performers, I am highly adaptable and creative!