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What is Queer Today is Not Queer Tomorrow  
As some of you may know, I have been busily working away since last year in the (heidy) collective, a working group of the nGbK Berlin, and I am delighted to announce our first foray into curation!

"What is Queer Today is Not Queer Tomorrow" is an exhibit with weekly events - performances, talks, workshops and a film night - which explores the theme of queer temporality.

For a full listing of events and artist bios, check out the "What is Queer Today is Not Queer Tomorrow" blog (heidyngbk.blogspot.de).

I am very excited!

Participating artists: Alex Giegold & Tomka Weiß, Amber Bemak, Aykan Safoğlu, Black Cracker, Cláudio Manoel Duarte, Daniel Santiago, Denial Cremer, Emma Haugh, Eshan Rafi, Evan Ifekoya, Florian Aschka, FranzKa Schuster & Jannik Franzen, Ins A Kromminga, Juan Soto & Chiara Marañon, Kaciano Barbosa Gadelha, Ligia Manuela Lewis with Martin Hansen, Llaima Suwani Sanfiorenzo, Marit Östberg, Michael V Smith, Morty Diamond, Özgür Erkök Moroder, Raju Rage, Rein Vollenga, Shaka McGlotten, Solange, tô aberta! (Pedro Costa), Stephanie Ballantine, Tucké Royale, Marianne Dieterle & Karl Phillip Kummer, Vassiliea Stylianidou, ZANA and our awesome design team m/e/r (Eduardo Conceição, Romy Kießling, Michaela Muchina)

The (heidy) collective is: Derrick Hercules Amanatidis, Kaciano Barbosa Gadelha, Anna Bromley, Luce deLire, Debra Kate, Adriell Kopp, Laura Paetau, Simon Jaikiriuma Paetau, Luc Reboullet, zoya 

June 13th - August 10th, 2014
What is Queer Today is Not Queer Tomorrow
nGbK Berlin, Germany

Friday, June 13, 2014
Opening Events and Party
7pm, Performance by Eshan Rafi
10pm, Party with
DJs Svetlana Pall Mall & FordKelly
VJ Black Cracker

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
4pm, "Touching / Diana"
Performance by Eshan Rafi

Thursday, June 19, 2014
A night of topical short films by (heidy) & friends
Two screenings: 8pm & 10pm
"Off-White Tulips" by Aykan Safoğlu
"Uli&Ralle" by Laura Paetau
Special Preview Screening:
Latest films by Simon Jaikiriuma Paetau
& Llaima Suwani Sanflorenzo

Thursday, 26 June, 2014
8pm, "Sensation I"
Concept: Ligia Manuela Lewis
Performer: Martin Hansen

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, June 27-29 2014
12-5pm, "Companions"
Performance Series by Aykan Safoğlu

Thursday, July 3, 2014
8pm, "Genital Call"
Event with audience engagement
by Alex Giegold & Tomka Weiß

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, July 4-6, 2014
12-5pm, "Companions"
Performance Series by Aykan Safoğlu

Thursday, July 10, 2014
6pm, "Slow dances with strangers/ X ray vision"
Interactive Performance by Michael V. Smith

Thursday, July 10, 2014
8pm, "The same old or so they say. Or why I rarely speak so personally"
Performance by Black Cracker

Saturday, July 12, 2014
4pm, "Slow dances with strangers/ X ray vision"
Interactive Performance by Michael V. Smith

Thursday, July 17, 2014
8pm, "Christopher Street Denial Berlin"
Denial Cremer

Thursday, July 24, 2014
8pm, "The Dilemma of the Diaspora to Define"
Performative Installation of work by Raju Rage

Saturday, July 26, 2014
11am-5pm, READING TROUPE #02 IMAGINATIVE DISSONANCE performing queer futurity
Workshop, Emma Haugh

Thursday, July 31, 2014
8pm, PREFORM Edition (There be Dragons here but I carry something of you everywhere I go)
Performance by Evan Ifekoya

Sunday, August 3, 2014
Talk & workshop with Evan Ifekoya & Raju Rage
12:30pm, Creative and critical practice
2pm, (E)merging identity workshop

Thursday, August 7, 2014
7pm, Talks
"Black Data" by Shaka McGlotten
"Tracking Desire" by Kaciano Gadelha

Thursday, August 7, 2014
8pm, Performance by Solange, tô aberta!

Sunday, August 10, 2014
2-10pm Closing party / (heidy) collective pool party
with Open Stage

Performative de-installation of work by Raju Rage
Bring your bathing attire! We're getting wet!



Haus der Kulturen der Welt  
A selection of my photos of performers is being shown as part of the exhibition Labor Berlin 12: DRIFTING at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt.

The Labor Berlin series was launched by Valerie Smith in 2010, creating a platform for international artists who choose the city as a temporary creative and experimental base. DRIFTING, the 12th and last edition, is a tribute to the diversity of the contemporary community of visual artists and the defining contribution it makes to Berlin's cultural landscape.

Nine curators present a group exhibition with works by 39 artists from 27 countries.

With Bani Abidi (PK), Haluk Atalayman (TR), Sarnath Banerjee (IN), Dante Busquets (MX), Antonio Catelani (IT), Miles Chalcraft (UK), Pauline Curnier Jardin (FR), Radek Dabrowski (PL), Jean-Ulrick Désert (HT), Hege Dons Samset (US/NO), Esra Ersen (TR), Robert Fenz (US), Miguel Ángel Fernández (ES), Flatform (IT), Andy Graydon (US), Verena Grimm (MX), Elin Jakobsdóttir (IS), Nadia Kaabi-Linke (TN), Bouchra Khalili (MA), Rajkamal Kahlon (US), Debra Kate (US), Anastasia Khoroshilova (RU), Kristina Leko (HR), Sladjan Nedeljkovic (RS/CH), Warren Neidich (US), Nghia Nuyen (VN). Tímea Anita Oravecz (HU), Tanja Ostojić (YU/RS), Anu Pennanen (FI), Stéphane Querrec (FR), Mark Sadler (UK), Adania Shibli (PS), David Smithson (US), Charles Stankievech (CA), Michael Stevenson (NZ), Vassiliea Stylianidou (GR), Norio Takasugi (JP), Diego Toledo (MX), Dolores Zinny and Juan Maidagan (AR)

Exhibition publication available at the HKW bookshop.

December 15, 2012 - January 20, 2013
Labor Berlin 12: Drifting
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, Berlin, Germany

Friday, December 14, 2012
6 pm, Opening Events with
Performance by Haluk Atalayman
Musical performance by Mark Sadler
Staged reading of work by Adania Shibli
Sound installation by Michael Stevenson

Labor 12: Drifting - Exhibition Opening

Labor Berlin: Programm

Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Genderotica at Europride Rome  
Eyes Wild Drag is taking their celebration of Queer Femininity to Europride Rome and my photos will be there.

Thank you to all the lovely femmes, queens and artists performing femininity who have shared your beauty with me. It's a pleasure and an honor to photograph you. You are fabulous!

June 1-10, 2011
Europride Rome 2011



Queer Feminity - Italy  
In celebration of queer femininity, Eyes Wild Drag is hosting workshops, shows, parties and exhibitions, and several of my photos are featured.

I love femmes, queens and artists who perform femininity, and I love to photograph and celebrate their splendor! So here's to a healthy community, supporting and respecting each other!

December 8, 2010 - January 31, 2011
& End of February - Easter 2011
Queer Femininity Photo Exhibit
Azione Gay e Lesbica, Pisana 32r, Firenze, Italy

Friday February 4, 2011
Necessariamente party
FLOG, via Mercati 24/a, Firenze, Italy



Die Tageszeitung (die taz) - German newspaper  
A photo of mine is in today's edition of the Die Tageszeitung (die taz) as part of a photo feature called, "Nan Goldins Kinder". The spread highlighs examples from the next generation of photographers who are working in the same tradition as Nan Goldin.

The photo that die taz selected is special - it's one of the few shots of me as my alter ego, Ray Camaro. And lucky me, I am getting a kiss from Toni Transit in the Möbel-Olfe!

Other photographers featured in the article include: Anja Weber (Germany), Antoine D'Agata (France), Christa Holka (UK/US), Finn Ballard (Germany/N Ireland) and Iwajla Klinke (Germany)

Saturday, December 4, 2010
"Nan Goldins Kinder" photo spread
Die Tageszeitung (die taz), Germany


Drag King Photo Exhibition - Firenze, Italy  
A large format print of one my photos of Océan LeRoy will be part of a Drag King Photo Exhibition in Firenze, Italy this week. The exhibit is curated by the Italian drag group Eyes Wild Drag and features kings "from USA to Australia, from Italy to Russia". It will be on view at the Azione Gay e Lesbica from December 4th-5th in conjunction with the OUT OF GENDER Drag King workshop and at the DRAG MADONNA party at FLOG on Tuesday, December 7th.

The OUT OF GENDER Drag King workshop will be hosted by Eleonora Dall'Ovo and Bianco I, and Eyes Wild Drag will provide the entertainment at the DRAG MADONNA party.

Other photographers exhibiting their work: Alison Bennett (Australia), Angela Potenza (Italy), Claudia Papini (Italy), Eva Mueller (Germany/USA), Héloïse LeChat (Belgium/Italy), Rivkah Hetherington (UK/Italy) and Tania A. (Canada).

Saturday & Sunday, December 4-5, 2010
Drag King Photo Exhibit
& "OUT OF GENDER" Drag King workshop

Azione Gay e Lesbica, Pisana 32r, Firenze, Italy

Tuesday, December 7, 2010
FLOG, via Mercati 24/a, Firenze, Italy


"gender_gap" at the Schwules Museum - Berlin, Germany  
A beautiful painting of me by Martina Minette Dreier will be shown as part of the "gender_gap" exhibition at the Schwules Museum from October 5 - November 11, 2010. The Vernissage (art opening) is next Monday, October 4th. Also displaying work is the London artist Sadie Lee.

Martina Minette Dreier will be exhibiting portraits from her "Doing Gender" series. This series of paintings focuses on those who "are not able or don't want to define themselves exclusively as man or woman". I love Minette's work, and I always enjoy her company!

Sadie Lee will be showing work from her series, And then He was a She, portraits of Holly Woodlawn created from sketches made in Holly Woodlawn's Los Angeles apartment in 2006.

October 5 - November 22, 2010
gender_gap exhibit
Schwules Museum, Mehringdamm 61, Berlin-Kreuzberg, Germany

Monday, October 4, 2010
7pm Vernissage / Art Opening




International Drag King Community Extravaganza (IDKE.XI) - Tucson, Arizona  
I'll be in Tucson, Arizona for the International Drag King Community Extravaganza (IDKE) where a slideshow of my photos will be shown at the Art Exhibit.

The slideshow features photos of performers from Europe, the U.S., Canada and Australia, which were originally selected as the visuals for the queer-art contaminated bistro at the GENDEROTICA festival in Italy this year.

October 21-25, 2009
International Drag King Community Extravaganza (IDKE.XI)
Tucson, Arizona USA

October 22, 2009
Artists Reception
Dinnerware Artspace, 270 E. Congress, Tucson, AZ 85701

GENDEROTICA press release
Italian & English (on their blog - scroll down)

Schwules Museum Berlin - Photos in Permanent Exhibition  
Great news! The Schwules Museum in Berlin has broadened it's horizons. In the future, it will document not only gay male history, but also the "history and (sub)culture of the lesbian and queer movement". As a result of this expanded vision, my photos of performers from the drag scene have been added to the permanent exhibition!

As part of the opening festivities, Domino und Régine will sing live. Domino has graced the stage as a male impersonator since the 1960's, performing in Travesty Shows at Berlin locations such as Chez Nous and Troika.


New Permanant Exhibition at the Schwules Museum
Schwules Museum, Mehringdamm 61, Berlin-Kreuzberg

Wednesday, May 20, 2009
7 PM, Exhibit Opening - Vernissage


Hugs and Kisses - Cover Story  
The newest edition of Hugs and Kisses is here, and I am the cover story! My photography is featured as well as portraits of me taken by Paula Winkler & Christiane Stephan. The article was written by Strawberry Williams. Paula's cover photo of me is hot! Thanks Paula!

Artists, Performers, Musicians in this issue:
Debra Kate, Leslie Hall, Vaginal Davis, Wendy Delorme, JD Samson, A.J. Shantie, Kids On TV, and more!

Release parties will be held in Bremen and Hamburg. Solange Tô Aberta from Rio de Janeiro will perform at the Hamburg party.

Saturday, April 25, 2009
Release Party - Bremen
Spedition, kleine Halle am Gueterbahnhof, Bremen

Friday, May 8, 2009
Release Party - Hamburg
Fundbuero, Stresemannstr. 114, Hamburg

Hugs and Kisses:

Order copies of Hugs and Kisses:
redaktion [at] hugsandkissesonline [dot] de

Eyes Wild Drag presents GENDEROTICA,
three days of shows, theater, performances, meetings and workshops in Venice and Padua, with artists from Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and USA.

My photos will be shown at the Saturday night event, GENDEROTICA queer-art contaminated bistro. This is a mixed media live show featuring interactive performance with the audience together with video and photographic works "focusing attention to the ones dealing with de-construction of Genders, Sex and Rules by their own art."

Eyes Wild Drag, Océan Le Roy and Marlene

Video artists:
Iris Segundo Garcia, Sündikat, Nora Tadolini

Debra Kate, Claudia Pajewski, Angela Potenza

'Chef' Martina will be serving up a taste of gender ambiguity

Friday, March 27, 2009
GENDEROTICA queer-art contaminated bistro
Circolo Pixelle, via Turazza 19 int. 4, Padua ITALY
10 PM

March 26, Teatro Universitario Giovanni Poli, Venice
March 28, Circolo Pixelle, Padua
March 28, Discoteca Trash & Chic, Noale (Ve)

GENDEROTICA press release
Italian & English (on their blog - scroll down)

Eyes Wild Drag:

Circolo Pixelle:

TransInterQueer Berlin e.V. (TrIQ) - Grand Opening Ceremony  
My photos will be decorating the walls for the official opening ceremony of TransInterQueer Berlin's new center. TrIQ is a grass roots organization "with the aims of emancipation, outreach, education, counselling and research. It is a Berlin association of, and for, transgender, intersex and queer people." The rooms offer a meeting space for groups and consultations and a cozy café. Hurray!

Speakers: Julia Ehrt and Dan Ghattas
Performers: Amy Zapf (piano) & Kaey (vocals)
DJ: Radio Gaga
Photo Exhibit: Debra Kate

Friday, March 6, 2009
5pm Opening Ceremony, 8pm Party with Show
TrIQ, Urbanstr 171b, Berlin-Kreuzberg


London Transgender Film Festival - London, England  
My photos will be on exhibit at the London Transgender Film Festival. The line up of films, panel discussions, art and performance is great!

Films include:
The Believers, Still Black: A Portrait of Black Transmen, Trans Entities - The Nasty Love of Papi and Wil, L'Ordre des Mots / Binding Words, Trained in the Ways of Men
& short films from Africa, Austria, France, India, Ireland, UK, USA

Transfeminism - Can one be trans and a feminist?
Butching The Trans - Where Have All The Butches Gone?

Visual Artists:
Simon Croft, Sam Nightingale, Debra Kate, Andie Barlow

Opening Night Performers:
D'Artagnan and The Three MuscleQueers, Jerusalem Kings and stav B
DJ: Miss B
Host: Katsby

November 7-9, 2008
London Transgender Film Festival
Film Sessions
Ritzy Picturehouse, Brixton Oval
Coldharbour Lane, London SW2 1JG

Friday, November 7, 2008
Opening Night After Party, following the films
Ritzy Picturehouse, Brixton Oval
Coldharbour Lane, London SW2 1JG

Sunday, November 9, 2008
Panel Discussions with Films
B3 Media Studios, Electric Avenue Studios
3b Electric Avenue, London, SW9 8JY

London Transgender Film Festival:

Ritzy Picturehouse:

B3 Media Studios:

Live! Nude! Drag! - Minneapolis, USA  
I will be MCing the Live! Nude! Drag! show in Minneapolis. This will be their last show at their home venue, and it's on Halloween.
Be prepared for a blowout!

All of the performers sing live!

Anastasia Von Beaverhausen, Andre 1000, Diamond Gawd, Dr. JackyWackinSmack, DVD & the Mustache Bois, Eddie Beaver Humpadick, Gabrielle Devueax, Gentleman King, GoGoPimpTiff, Hank Heat, Homer J. Homo, Katie Rocket, Martina Marraccino, Molly Hatchett, Nadine DuBouis, Randy Dandy, Sweetpea, TeA

Moderation: Miss Debra Kate
DJ: Shannon Blowtorch
Produced by: Dykes Do Drag

Friday, October 31, 2008
Show at 9 PM, Party after
Pi Bar and Restaurant
2532 25th Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota USA


10th International Drag KingCommunity Extravaganza (IDKE.X) - Keynote Presentation  
I will be making the Keynote Presentation at the 10th International Drag KingCommunity Extravaganza (IDKEX).

IDKE is the largest annual kinging event in the world, and I am proud to have the chance to share images from my documentation of drag performers at this illustrious event!

I want to say a very special thank you to the Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center!

Everyone was super nice, helpful and professional.
Thank you!!!


October 16-19, 2008
Columbus, Ohio USA

Saturday October 18, 2009
Keynote Presentation
Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center

Ohio State University


Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center: oma.osu.edu/current-students/hale-black-cultural-center

L-Projekt - Historical Exhibit - Schwules Museum  
Selections from my photo documentation of drag performers in Berlin will be part of the L-Projekt historical exhibit at the Schwules Museum.

It always excites me when photos of drag performers hang in a museum!

Contributers include:
Laura Méritt - Sexclusivitäten (sex toys), Debra Kate (photo), Mareike Günsche (photo), Marion Denis and others.

August 22 - December 07, 2008
L-Projekt: Lesben in Berlin
von den 1970ern bis heute
Schwules Museum, Mehringdamm 61, Berlin-Kreuzberg

Thursday, August 20, 2008
7 PM, Exhibit Opening - Vernissage



Q! Film Festival - Jakarta, Indonesia  
A selection of my photos from the Drag Festival Berlin will be on display in Jakarta at this year's Q! Film Festival in an exhibit entitled "What is Queer?".

Artists participating in the exhibit:
Ade Kusumaningrum, Anita Schoepp, Arif Hasyim, Bonnie (Ayu Rai Laksmini), Christina Phan, Debra Kate, Diaz, Imel T. Mandala, Michael Brynntrup

August 8-16, 2008
Q! Film Festival
What is Queer? photo exhibition
Centre Culturel Francais in Salemba
Jakarta, Indonesia


Femmes of Power - International Book Premiere - Stockholm, Sweden  
There's a photo of me and I am quoted in "Femmes of Power", the new book from Del LaGrace Volcano & Ulrika Dahl. It's premiering in Stockholm at Europride, and I'm here for the festivities. I'll be speaking on the panel and performing at the book release party.

Fabulous Femmes in the Femmes of Power Book:
Michelle Tea, Virginie Despentes, Amber Hollibaugh, Itziar Ziga, Lydia Lunch, Kate Bornstein, Valerie Mason-John, Laura Méritt, Debra Kate and MORE!!!

Other books by Del LaGrace Volcano include
The Drag King Book, Sublime Mutations, Sex Works

July 28 - August 1, 2008
Femmes of Power photo exhibition

July 31, 2008
4pm, Book Presentation
5pm, Femmes of Power Panel

August 2, 2008
Femme Block in the Pride Parade
6pm, Book Release Party with Show

Order Femmes of Power from Serpent's Tail:

Femmes of Power on MySpace:

Del LaGrace Volcano:

Kings Village - Rome, Italy  
My photos will be shown at the Kings Village in Rome. As far as I know, this is the first drag king festival in Italy.

Pageant Contestants:
Diego El Sabroso (USA/PERU), Donatella Bartolomei (Milano/ITALIA), Drag Kings of Brussels (Brussels/BELGIUM), Johnny Drifter (New Orleans/USA), King Alberto (ENGLAND), Nat & Rust Milano/ITALIA), Océan (GERMANY/FRANCE)

Special Guest Performers:
Eyes Wild Drag (Roma/ITALIA), Julius Kaiser (Roma/ITALIA), Jurij Zoltan Kurgan (Velletri/ITALIA), Kyrahm (Roma/ITALIA), Renzo El Gitano (COLOMBIA/ITALIA), Tempest Burlesque (Seattle/USA)

Workshop: Diane Torr

Photos: Debra Kate (GERMANY)

July 10-12, 2008
Kings Village
Rome, Italy


Drag Festival Berlin  
In this year's Drag Festival Berlin, my photos will exhibit at the opening party, and I will perform at the Performance Evening #2, also featuring legendary drag icon Diane Torr and performers from Rome and Jerusalem!

Opening Night line up
Exhibit: Debra Kate
Concert: Hank Bobbit
DJ: Tina Pornflakes

Performance Evening #2
Performers: Diane Torr, DJane Teutonia (Vienna), Eyes Wild Drag (Rome), Jerusalem Kings, Julius Kaiser & Kyrahm (Rome), Miss Debra Kate, Sheila J. Self Debase
Moderation: Moritz G. & Kaey

June 5-8, 2008
Drag Festival Berlin

Thursday, June 5, 2008
Opening Night Party
8pm Doors Open
Clash!, Gneisenaustr. 2a, Berlin-Kreuzberg

Sunday, June 8, 2008
Performance Evening #2
8pm Doors Open
Ballhaus Naunyn, Naunynstr. 27, Berlin-Kruezberg

2nd European Transgender Council  
I will be showing my photos at the 2nd European Transgender Council's exhibit, at the Rathaus Schöneberg for an entire month.

Artists (in alphabetical order):
Elkhan Baghirov, J.Jackie Baier, B2B, Alex Callow, Marion Denis, Tima die Göttliche, Martina Minette Dreier, Elke Günzler, Nino Jaeger, Debra Kate, Maria Psycho, Miss Tobi, Sachi Nehra, Dan Orsekov, Egon Rathke, Kamran Rzayev, Marcel Steger, Anja Teske and Anja Weber

I am also performing at the official party & show, "Glamour without Borders" at SO36.

Performers (in alphabetical order):
Ades Zabel, Billie, Die Bösen Tanten, Chou-Chou de Briquette, Dr. No, Ingoe.deltraut, Jealous Lovers, KaCoSonia, Kaey + Moritz G., Kaspar Kamäleon, Miss Debra Kate, LCavaliero, Maria Psycho, Mütze + Roberta die Fee, Océan, Spicy Tigers on Speed, T.H.E.O., Tima die Göttliche, Toni Transit, Viola

April 28 - May 27, 2008
Transgender Worldwide art exhibit
Rathaus Schöneberg, John-F.-Kennedy-Platz, Berlin

Friday, May 2, 2008
8-11pm Vernissage / Art Opening

Saturday, May 3, 2008
Glamour without Borders show & party
Doors open at 9 pm
SO36, Oranienstr. 190, Berlin-Kreuzberg



30 Years SchwuZ: Mehringdamm (1995-2007) 
SchwuZ celebrates 30 years of joy, tragedy & adventure with a row of events highlighting its rich history. This weekend is the Mehringdamm (1995-2007) event, covering the years at its current location. I'll be on stage solo, and re-united with members of Café Transler! This final show block promises to be packed with a who's who of the last 12 years of Berlin drag, slide & video presentations and interviews with the protagonists. Camelia Light & Coco Lorès moderate the fun!

Performers (in alphabetical order):
Ades Zabel, Die Aldis, Biggy van Blond, Die Bösen Tanten, Miss Debra Kate, Elvira Westwärts, Mrs. Gaby Tupper, Jutta Haasman, Kaey Tering, KoRa van Tastisch, Linda von Tennstaedt, Margot Schlönzke, Maria 2000, Moritz G., Paula Sau, Die Reinhardts, Renate Wanda de la Gosse, Tilly Creutzfeldt-Jakob, and more!

Sunday, December 16, 2007
SchwuZ, Mehringdamm 61, Berlin
7 PM doors open, 8 PM Show & Party


Reserve your tickets now, before it sells out!

Trans/Giving 4th Anniversary Show! - Los Angeles  
I am super excited to be in Los Angeles for Trans/Giving's 4th Anniversary show! My photos will be on the wall!

Trans/Giving is an L.A. showcase of art, music, performance, and literature from trans*, genderqueer, and intersex artists.

Performances by:
Ami Mattison (spoken word), D'Lo (performance), Michelle Alexandria Vaughn (music), Butchlalis de Panochtitlan (performance), Sara Carmichael (poetry)

Visual art by:
Aakash Kishor (painting), Debra Kate (photography), Rubin Rodriguez (mixed media), Kale Likover (painting)

Saturday, November 3, 2007
6 PM Doors Open
Fiesta Hall in Plummer Park
1200 N. Vista St., West Hollywood, CA


Drag Kings - First ever German language Drag King book!  

Yes, It's true! The first ever German language Drag King Book is out, and my photos are in it! This full color book contains over 180 photographs of hot kings and is packed with articles and info about kinging in German speaking countries.

There are so many contributors, that I can't name them all here, so check out the Drag Kings book homepage for more book info and announcements about upcoming events.

Drag Kings book homepage

Order the Drag Kings book from Querverlag

Check out photos of hot kings!

The Great Big International Drag King Show 7 (Great Big 7) - Washington, DC  
My photos will be included in the official slide show at the Great Big International Drag King Show in Washington, D.C..

Great Big is the rock star show of kinging, and I'm excited to show my work there once again!

Saturday, May 19, 2007
8pm Doors Open, 9pm Show
9:30 Club, 815 V St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Drag Kings - Book Release Party - Berlin 
If you are in Berlin, don't miss the book release party in SchwuZ for Drag Kings, the first ever German book about German speaking drag kings which features many of my photos!

Fronck de Sáster and Kris Ko are in town for the festivities, and they will be rocking the stage along with other local favorites.

Performers: Kingz of Berlin (featuring Moritz G., Fronck de Sáster, Kris Ko, Tiger Tom, Toni Transit), Caya T, M.el, Océan, Steakmacka, Mimi Monstroe, Jim Osthaarchic, Marlon und die Brandybeans and Kaey Tering
DJs: cisnita & Tina Pornflakes

Wednesday, May 16, 2007
SchwuZ, Mehringdamm 61, Berlin
8 PM doors open, Show & Party

Drag Kings book homepage

Order the Drag Kings book from Querverlag

Check out photos of hot kings!


Trans/Giving Spring Show - Los Angeles  
My photos will be shown at the this year's Trans/Giving spring show. Trans/Giving is a Los Angeles showcase of art, music, performance, and literature from trans, genderqueer, and intersex artists.

Artists: Debra Kate, Drian Juarez, Jenn, Kale, Kalil Cohen featuring DJ Nova Jade, Maddie Deutsch, Wanetta Renay

Saturday, May 12, 2007
6 PM Doors Open
Great Hall in Plummer Park
1200 N. Vista St., West Hollywood, California


Slideluck Potshow - Berlin  
A slideshow of my photos will be shown at the Slideluck Potshow event in Wooloo as part of the Gallery Weekend Berlin.

Slideluck Potshow is a New York based photo project, which organizes slideshow potluck evenings. They are currently doing a European tour with events in London, Madrid, Copenhagen, Berlin and Milan.

Saturday, April 28, 2007
7pm Potluck Dinner & Drinks, 9pm Slideshow
Wooloo Productions, Choriner Strasse 85, Berlin




"Name, Alter, Geschlecht" at the Berlin Queer Festival  
See Miss Debra Kate AND my alter ego Ray Camaro in Gaby Wiegelmann's short film "Name, Alter, Geschlecht" when it plays at the opening of the Berlin Queer Festival in West Germany.

Friday, April 19, 2007
8pm Films, Party afterwards
WestGermany, Skalitzer Str. 133, Berlin


"Dragkings" Photo Exhibit by Mareike Günsche  
A portrait of me as Ray Camaro is being shown as part of Mareike Günsche's "Dragkings" photo exhibit at Tante Horst.

"For one and a half years, Mareike Günsche found drag kings all over Germany and portrayed them within their own four walls. Her medium format photographs create moments of confusion and make viewers see gender identity in a new and different light."

Mareike Günsche's work can also be seen in the newly released book "Drag Kings: Mit Bartkleber gegen das Patriarchat".

April 10, 2007
8pm Vernissage / Art Opening

April 10 - May 06, 2007
Exhibit Hours: Tuesday-Friday from 12:30, Saturday & Sunday from 12:00

Tante Horst, Oranienstr. 45, Berlin


Drag Kings book homepage

Order the Drag Kings book from Querverlag

International Drag KingCommunity Extravaganza (IDKE.8) - Austin, Texas  
My photos are being shown in the 8th International Drag KingCommunity Extravaganza (IDKE.8) art show. Hurray for IDKE, hurray for international drag and hurray for Austin kings!

October 19-22, 2006
Austin, Texas USA


Wigstöckel-Festival Art Exhibit  
If you missed my photos at the FLASH! exhibit, never fear! A bunch of them will be on display in Open Space as part of the Wigstöckel-Festival art exhibit.

Artists: B. Boris, Christine Woditschka, Debra Kate, Egon Rathke, Elke Güntzler, Fatma Souad, Flying Style, Ichgola Androgyn, Ins A Kromminga, J. Jackie Baier, Justin Time/ Beate Rathke, Kilian Davy Baujard, Marcel Steger, Martina Minette Dreier, Spikey Mikey & Miss Tobi and Tima die Gšttliche

September 29, 2006
8pm Vernissage / Art Opening

October 3-7, 2006
2pm-5pm Exhibit is open

Open Space, Adalbertstr. 32, Berlin

Wigstöckel-Festival 2006 Schedule of Events



FLASH! - Photo Exhibit & Party at WestGermany  
I'm totally excited! I'm going to exhibit a bunch of my photos at WestGermany. In honor of this occasion Art School Rejects is throwing a party! There will be Films, DJs and grilling on the terrace (bring some stuff to cook).

Artists: Debra Kate, Kerstin Buchwald, Hank Bobbit

Films: Martina Minette Dreier, Jaime Alberto Ortiz, Kris Ko (Kingz of Berlin), Tina Pornflakes, and others

DJs: Alan Always (Rio/CA$HMONEYPARTY/NYC), Vera Cruz (Heyday)

Saturday, July 1, 2006
5pm Exhibit Opens, 9pm Films, 10pm Party

Sunday, July 2, 2006
11am-5pm Exhibit

WestGermany, Skalitzer Str. 133, Berlin
U1/U8 Kottbusser Tor
entrance to the right of Elendi Optik

Fabulous Flyer Photo & Full Press Text

The Great Big International Drag King Show 6 (Great Big 6) - Washington, DC  
My photos will once again be shown as part of the official slide show at the Great Big International Drag King Show in Washington, D.C..

Great Big is the rock star show of kinging, and I'm honored to be involved!

Friday, May 19, 2006
8pm Doors Open, 9pm Show
9:30 Club, 815 V St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Heises Blut (Bloody Mess) Film Premiere  
Check out my press photos for the trash-grusical film HEISSES BLUT oder Vivienne del Vargos letzter Vorhang (English name - BLOODY MESS).

"Heisses Blut / Bloody Mess is a wild mixture of Universal's horrorfilms of the 30's and MGM's grand musicals of the 50's packed with monstrous and bizarre shock-effects including many stars of Berlin's Independent Scene, who will, under the direction of underground filmer Ingo Heise, make the screen tremble."

The premiere party will feature live performances from cast and crew.

Director: Ingo Heise
Starring: Ades Zabel, Gerome Castell, Kristina Bischoff and Lilo Wanders

Saturday, February 4, 2006, 9pm
SO36, Oranienstrasse 190, Berlin


Heises Blut film trailer

International Drag King Extravaganza (IDKE.7) - Winnipeg, Canada  
I'm in Winnipeg for the 7th International Drag King Extravaganza (IDKE.7). It's four days of drag king & queen excitement! This year, as part of the art exhibit, I will be premiering photos from a new series entitled "Boys' Best Buddy" (original concept: Ric Köhler).

I've also got my alter ego Ray Camaro with me, so I just might get up and sing a song at the open stage!

The "Boys' Best Buddy" IDKE.7 selection features:
el roc (pussycoxx), Kris Ko (Kingz of Berlin), Océan & Rochus Obscurus

October 20-23, 2005
Winnipeg, Manitoba CANADA

Check out the boys & their buddies.

My IDKE.7 Blog.


Wigstöckel 2005 - 10 Year Anniversary  
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Wigstöckel, Berlin's biggest annual drag event. It's on October 1st in SO36, and I'll be up there on stage singing my heart out. With me on guitar will be Bruno Banane (aka Gunda Herke of Max & Mona and Die Gabys)

Performers include: Ades Zabel, Biggy van Blond, Bridge Markland, Chicago Rose, Desiree, Fatma Souad, Gabriel, Gisela Sommer, Hausverbot, ingoe.deltraut, Jaim Mitzenheim, Jenny Fair, Jeremy Mancandy, Jfresh, Kaey Tering, Kingz of Berlin, Klofrau Melissa Geist, la Transformation, Loulou la Rouge, Margot Schlönzke, Miss Debra Kate, Moritz G., Mrs. Gaby Tupper, Océan, Sebastian, Spicy Tigers on Speed, Stella deStroy, Sugar, Tatjana (CSD Hoheit 2005), Toni Transit, Zack, and various others.

Also on hand: DJ Kenny Dee and DJanes Karina and Inge Borg.

Saturday, October 1, 2005
8pm Doors Open, 9pm Show, 11pm Party
SO36, Oranienstrasse 190, Berlin


X-Trash Kabaret 1 Year Anniversary 
X-Trash Kabaret is celebrating it's 1 year anniversary, and I've been asked to bring some flamingo magic to the proceedings. That's right folks, I will once again sing in German while standing on one leg.

Don't miss this daring feat!!!

Performers include: Pepp Suzette, Mimi Monstroe, Océan, Miss Debra Kate, Bonny Guitar, Melanie Enragée, Krylon Superstar & Artür.

Saturday, September 17, 2005
Barbie Deinhoff, Schlesische Str. 16, Berlin


50. Jubiläum des Tierparks - "rosenrot - eine Zerfleischung"  
On July 16th & 17th, I'll be making special flamingo guest appearances in the Tierpark (Animal Park) Friedrichsfelde for Steffi Hensels' play "rosenrot - eine Zerfleischung". This piece is part of a festival weekend organized by the Kunstgehege to celebrate the Tierpark's 50th anniversary.

Director: Esther Steinbrecher
Featuring: Andrea Köhler

July 16-17, 2005
Saturday 9pm, Sunday 8pm
Tierpark Friedrichsfelde


X-trashordinaire Kabaret  
On July 16th, I'll perform in the X-trashordinaire Kabaret at Barbie Deinhoff, where I will sing in GERMAN as a FLAMINGO. Don't miss my DIY homemade flamingo costume, complete with headpiece! Also on hand - San Francisco burlesque performer Cookie Tuff (Chainsaw Chubbettes, Original Fat-Bottom Revue).

Barbie Deinhoff, Schlesische Str. 16, Berlin
Saturday, July 16, 2005, Midnight


Rainbow City Radio In-studio Interview  
I will be live in the studio for the next Rainbow City radio show. Martina Gerlach-Koygun of TangoQueerSalon will also be a guest.

Rainbow City Radio
UKW 97,2 Mhz. Kabelnetz 92,6 Mhz, Online
Saturday, July 16, 2005, 1 PM


Fresh Meat in the Gallery 2005 - San Francisco  
Photos of mine will be shown in San Francisco in the ODC Theater Gallery as part of Fresh Meat 2005 - the 4th Annual Transgender & Queer Performance Festival. The Opening Reception will be on June 16th after that night's performance. The exhibit runs until July 5th. Fresh Meat 2005 is a featured presentation of the National Queer Arts Festival.

ODC Theater Gallery, 17th Street, San Francisco
June 12 - July 5, 2005, Wed-Sat 2pm-5pm
Opening Reception June 16th after the performance


TraniWreck - Boston  

On June 6th, I'll be performing with one of my all-time-favorite guitarists, the legendary Thalia Zedek at the TraniWreck show at Jacques Cabaret. Besides being an incredible musician and songwriter in her own right, Thalia has been a member of a number of great bands, including Come.

I'm very excited!

Truth Serum presents TraniWreck
Jacque's Cabaret, 79 Broadway, Boston
Monday, June 6, 2005, 9PM doors open, 10PM show


TransFM Internet Radio Interview  
On June 5th, I'll be interviewed on TransFM internet radio by trans-activist extraordinaire, Ethan St. Pierre.

Ethan is not afraid to speak his mind and will not let his voice be silenced by those who view equal rights for transgender people as inconsequential. Check out a picture of him protesting in front of the Human Rights Campaign headquarters (with James & Karen, who also rock hard!).

TransFM Internet Radio
Sunday, June 5, 2005, 7PM


GenderTalk In-studio Interview on WMBR  
I will be live in the studio for the next GenderTalk radio show on WMBR Boston. GenderTalk is hosted by Nancy Nangeroni and Gordene O. MacKenzie with additional commentary from Ethan and Karen St. Pierre.

Nancy and Gordene have done so many cool things that I don't have space to list them all here, so click on their names to read their bios.

GenderTalk radio show, WMBR Boston 88.1FM
Saturday, June 4, 2005, 8 PM

This show has been archived.
(I come on after 32 minutes.)


The Great Big International Drag King Show 5 (Great Big 5) - Washington, DC  
Wow! My photos will be a part of the slide show at the Great Big International Drag King Show in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, May 21st.

This is the rock star show of kinging, and I am honored to participate!

The 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Saturday, May 21, 2005
6PM Doors Open, 7PM Show


PenisNight LFT Special  
The Kingz of Berlin will present a "PenisNight LFT Special" show & party on Friday, May 13th, in Bastard. I'll be on stage with the Busenfreunde (Bosom Buddies). Come on down and see how we got our name!

In addition to performing in my favorite ensemble, I will once again SING AS A KING!

Performers include: Coco Lorès, Mimi Monstroe, Spice Tigers on Speed, Kingz of Berlin, Miss Debra Kate and others.
DJ's: Jannek & Joscha

Bastard, Kastanienalle 7-9, Berlin
Friday, May 13, 2005
11PM Doors Ppen, Midnight Show


International Drag Exchange Program  
A slideshow of my photos of kings & queens in Berlin and abroad will be featured at The Prom, a big neo-burlesque drag show, on Saturday, April 9th in Bastard.

The Prom is part of the International Drag Exchange Program which is being hosted by the Kingz of Berlin this Thursday, April 7th - Sunday, April 1Oth.

The Windy City Blenders (Chicago) - a troupe of neo-burlesque & drag performers and the Shamcocks (Dublin) - Ireland's first drag king troupe, will join local drag performers and fans for a weekend of workshops, films and of course, a BIG SHOW.

Besides showing my photos, I will also perform at another event, the Mitmach Show at the AHA on Sunday, April 10th. Don't miss this! I'll be singing a song that I wrote myself - AS A KING!.

The Prom
Bastard, Kastanienalle 7-9, Berlin
Saturday, April 9, 2005
11PM Doors Open, Midnight Show

Mitmach Show
AHA, Mehringdamm 61, HH, 2nd Floor. Berlin
Sunday, April 10, 2005 8PM

Other International Drag Exchange Program events:
Saddle Up, Cowboi screening
& Meet and Greet with the Windy City Blenders
Thursday, April 7, 2005 @ SchwuZ

Sexclusivitäten Spezial: "Neo-Burlesque & Drag Kinging in the Windy City and Beyond"
Film and Q & A with the Windy City Blenders
Friday, April 8, 205, 6PM @ Laura Méritt

"Downsizing the Dick in Drag" - Drag King Workshop
Sunday, April 10, 2-4PM @ AHA


Team Plastique presents Tutti Frutti  
On Friday, March 18th I'll be on stage at Golden Gate with Australian sushi-punk-electro aficionados Team Plastique when they present their Tutti Frutti event (based on the famous German game show!). There'll be Cin Cin - 3D Style, Dancing Fruit, Audience Participation, Tits and, of course, a Mouse (so bring the kids).

Also on hand for your entertainment pleasure:
Paisley Dalton (NYC, Black Girls Coalition)
Bondy Boy (France)
The Ueberbabes
Teke Teke

Don't forget - 3D, TITS & a MOUSE!

Golden Gate, Corner of Dirksenstr. & Schiklerstr.
Under the train tracks, Berlin
Friday, March 18, 2005, 10PM


Wong Show  
Mimi Monstroe and I will be the number girls at the next Wong Show on Wednesday, March 16th in SchwuZ.

The Wong Show is a take-off on the Gong Show where the audience can gong out the contestants OR try to prevent contestants from being gonged out. Chaos reigns and drinks fly as audience members storm the stage to fight for control of the gong & mallet.

Coco Lorès will be on hand to host and mop up the stage.

SchwuZ, Mehringdamm 61, Berlin
Wednesday, March 16, 2005
7:30 PM doors open, 8:30 PM show


SchwuZ celebrates 10 years at Mehringdamm 61  
SchwuZ is celebrating 10 Years at Mehringdamm 61. A slideshow of my photos as well as photos from Jens Friedrich, Matthias Hamann & Ingo Spanka will be shown as part of the festivities.

For your party pleasure, the SchwuZ will also offer:
Beer & Sekt for the same price as 10 years ago!!!
10 Year Anniversary Show with surprise guests

Modeopfer & Ades Zabel - 70s to 90s Classics
Kenny Dee & Miguelito - ClubHouse & Charts
Desolation Disko King - Indie Elektro Beats

SchwuZ, Mehringdamm 61, Berlin
Saturday, February 26, 2005
11 PM party begins, 11:30 PM show


Gift Tip: Kingz of Berlin Calendar  
Looking for that last minute holiday gift? The Drag Kingz 2005 calendar from the Kingz of Berlin is sure to satisfy! Check out the month of September to see my photo of the fabulous drag superheroes Toni Transit & Mimi Monroe (with special superhero graphic effects by Lo Budget).

HOT TIP! - Die Krönungs-Set:
When you order the Drag Kingz 2005 calendar directly from calendar@kingzofberlin.de and use the Stichwort (keyword) "Die Krönung", you will also get the newest issue of the Kingdom of Cologne's drag king magazine, "Die Krone & ich." Both of these drag king treasures are yours for only 11 euros (including postage)!

click on "kalender"

Freischwimmer Festival  
I will be appearing as Nurse Betty in pre-recorded video segments of Esther Steinbrecher's newest theater piece, Bigger, Better, Faster, More!, which is part of this year's Freischwimmer Festival. The piece follows the progress of four guests in a fictional Betty Ford Clinic. The premiere is Saturday, November 6 at 7:30 pm in the Sophiensaele.

Come on down to the premiere, and see me in my fabulous wig, up close and personal after the show!

Berlin: Sophiensäle, Sophienstr. 18
Sat. 06 November '04. 19:30
Sun. 07 November '04. 21:00
Sun. 14 November '04. 19:30

Hamburg: Kampnagel, Jarrestr. 20
Wed. 24 November '04. 19:30
Fri. 26 November '04. 21:30
Sat. 27 November '04. 17:00

Zürich: Theaterhaus Gessnerallee, Gessneralle 8
Thu. 02 December '04. 21:00
Fri. 03 December '04. 19:00
Sat. 11 December '04. 21:00

Düsseldorf: Forum Freies Theater, Kasernenstr. 6
Tue. 14 December '04. 21:30
Wed. 15 December '04. 19:30


Wigstöckel 2004  
Wigstöckel, one of the biggest Berlin drag events of the year, will be this Saturday, October 23rd in SO36. I will be performing with Colin Smith Wesson (a.k.a Jutta Haasmann) as well as in a group number with the Busenfreunde (Bosom Buddies - If you missed our first performance, now's your chance to find out how we got our name!)

Performers include: Kingz of Berlin, Tilly Creutzfeldt-Jakob, Océan, Kaey Tering, Kingz Connection, Mimi Monstroe, Toni Transit, Evira Westwärts, pussycoxx, Fatma Suad, Ingo Edeltraud, Miss Debra Kate, Carsten and his Freakshow, and various others.
Also on hand: DJ Kenny Dee and DJanes Karina and Vanessa.

SO36, Oranienstrasse 190, Berlin
Saturday, October 23, 2004
8 PM Doors Open, 8:30 PM Show, 10:30 PM Party


International Drag King Extravaganza (IDKE.6) - Chicago  
My photos will be on display in the "dis/locator" exhibit at the Hothouse in Chicago as part of the 6th Annual International Drag King Extravaganza.

I'm psyched for the artist reception. I can't wait to schmooze with hot drag performers!

Hothouse, 31 E. Balbo, Chicago
Thursday October 14, 2004
7 PM Artist Reception, 9 PM Party