Discussions

Throughout the festival there will be three panel discussions which aim to bring attention to important topics in the world of drag which need to be spoken about. Each will bring together four speakers and a moderator to bring their different perspectives to the conversation.
All discussions will be held in English language. All discussions will have free entry - first come first served.

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Drag and Intersectionality

Intersectional feminism considers how multiple structures of oppression and  socioeconomic conditions provide power for some, and leave other groups and individuals marginalised. Factors such as where you are born, which skin tone you have, the genitals you are born with, how you are able to navigate the world physically and mentally, impact your political identity and can bring priviledges or discrimination. All of the panel discussions will aim to bring an intersectional approach to conversations about drag, but in this discussion we will have a focused conversation about gender and race, global inequalities and decolonial drag, and cultural appropriation.

English Theatre Berlin |
International Performing Arts Center

Fidicinstr. 40
10965 Berlin - Kreuzberg
Wed 5 October 2022 - 16:00 - 18:00

The Gender Binary and its Discontents

This panel discussion will bring together different artists whose identities, in or out of drag, tackle binary ways of understanding gender. Where did these binary ideas come from and how can we deconstruct them? How can drag be a tool for deconstructing essentialised notions of sex and gender as binary? What is drag like when it goes beyond queen and king, woman and man? Why are so many people beginning to idenfify with non/post-binary understandings of the world?

Moderator: Zoé Lohmann/Alexander Cameltoe - with: Joaquin La Habana, Prince Emrah and others

Brotfabrik
Caligariplatz 1
13086 Berlin - Weißensee
Fri 7 October 2022 - 16:00 - 18:00

 

Womxn* and Drag

go drag! is a festival which aims to bring those who are often not represented in drag communities and in the media to the forefront. Since the subtitle of the first go drag! festival was 'women celebrate crossdressing' we want to provoke a conversation about the developments that have happened both on and off stage since 2002. It is about who is represented and what language we choose to represent people. AFAB representation on drag stages and in the media, the inclusion of non-binary performers and language, trans-women and drag queens, drag queens and feminism, butch performativity, drag kings and trans-masculinity.

AHA
Monumentenstr. 13
10829 Berlin - Schöneberg
Sat 8 October 2022 - 16:00 - 17:30