THE TEAM: CĂTĂLIN JUGRAVU (CHER NOBYL) - DIRECTOR AND CURATOR DANIELLE RAHAL (WEEEIRDOS) - PRODUCER AND GRAPHIC DESIGNER
LUQUA BERTINI/MICHAL ANDRYSIAK - LIVE VISUALS AND SET DESIGN ANDREI RAICU - LIVE SOUNDSCAPE
QUEERDOS is a trans-disciplinary performative project 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 utilise 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.