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10178 Berlin-Mitte
Saison 24/25
17:00
Start: Zur letzten Instanz (Waisenstraße 14-16, 10179 Berlin)
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Quiplash:
Unsightly Drag and Friends

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Quiplash:
Unsightly Drag and Friends
Drag, Cabaret
In English with integrated English audiodscription

It is compulsory to wear an FFP2 mask. Exceptions are made for visitors who are unable to wear an FFP2 mask for health/physical reasons and for visitors who communicate in sign language.

Welcome to Unsightly Drag and Friends: Quiplash invites the audience to a dazzling and somewhat different evening of cabaret! The Drag Kings, Queens and Things perform their way into the hearts of the audience with song, dance and lip sync – all while wearing large amounts of glitter! There performs an ensemble of Queer Crips aka Quips – a group of disabled and neurodivergent performers who are at home across the LGBTQQIA+ spectrum. As host, Tito Bone leads through the evening under the slogan “joy as an act of resistance” and invites you to smell the world through their nose. Between musical and stand-up comedy, abstract worlds and smooth moves, performers Venetia Blind, Ebony Rose Dark, Tobi Adebajo and Mr. Wesley Dykes show us how sexy the mix of entertainment and access can be.

The festival Queering the Crip, Cripping the Queer takes place in cooperation with the Schwulen Museum, which presents the exhibition of the same name from September 1 to January 30, 2023, and questions the fantasy of the ideal body with artworks by 24 international contemporary artists.

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The show lasts approximately 120 minutes with a 20-minute intermission in the middle of the evening. All performances as well as the integrated audio description are in English spoken language with various accents. The script in English written language can be accessed via a QR code in the programme. In addition, some printouts in A4 as well as large print are available from the admission staff.

The show consists of a mixture of drag acts, poetry, musical comedy and dance. Most acts use loud music, but not beyond the usual level of a drag show. In some scenes the following means are used: partial or up to almost complete nudity, addressing sexuality and kink, interactive elements, video projections, complete darkness.

If required, we offer a pick-up service for blind and visually impaired persons from the nearby S-Bahn and U-Bahn stations Hackescher Markt and Weinmeisterstraße. To make use of the pick-up service, please contact us during our office hours (Monday to Friday between 10 am and 6 pm) at 030 27 89 00 30 or barrierefreiheit@sophiensaele.com.

The performance is a Relaxed Performance. Relaxed Performances welcome all visitors for whom sitting still for long periods of time in the theatre is a barrier (for example autistic people, people with Tourette's, learning difficulties or chronic pain). Noises and movements from the audience are welcome. Visitors can leave and return to the auditorium at any time.

The audience area on the grandstand is seated. There are four wheelchair seats and four beanbag seats, which can be reserved according to availability or purchased in the online ticket shop or at the box office. Persons with disabilities receive reduced tickets at a price of 10€ plus one free ticket for an accompanying person. For questions or more information, please contact Hannah Aldinger at barrierefreiheit@sophiensaele.com or 030 27 89 00 35.

COVID-SAVE | In order to ensure greater safety distances, the auditorium is only filled to 70% of its capacity. The Sophiensaele team and the artists test themselves daily.

BY + WITH Tito Bone, Ebony Rose Dark, Venetia Blind, Tobi Adebajo, Mr. Wesley Dykes

A production of Quiplash. The guest performance is made possible with funds from the Senate Department for Culture and Europe as part of the festival Queering the Crip, Cripping the Queer. Media partner: taz, die tageszeitung

Quiplash is a queer, disability led consulting and performance project headed by actual queer crip married couple Al and Amelia Lander-Cavallo. Quiplash has two strands. They have a creative performance and art branch, making accessible performances that platform queer disabled creatives. They also consult and train other industry professionals on accessibility, disability awareness and disability justice. In both strands, they work from an access first perspective meaning that accessibility is their highest priority and is at the forefront of how they work. This perspective informs their creative practice and overall principles. Operating at the intersections of queerness and disability, they ultimately believe that making truly accessible work is a radical and creative act that can enrich artistic work and create equity and inclusion for d/Deaf disabled and neurodivergent individuals across the LGBTQQIA+ spectrum.

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