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Workshop: Queer stand-up comedy pedagogy - Laughter as a tool for collective healing

Saturday, 04 July 2020, 16:00 — Sunday, 12 July 2020

Queer stand-up comedy pedagogy - Laughter as a tool for collective healing

Adress:nGbK, Oranienstraße 25, 10999 Berlin
Open: Daily 12:00-18:00, Fri 12:00-20:00
Language(s): English
Entry: free
Organized by: neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst
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Queer stand-up comedy pedagogy - Laughter as a tool for collective healing

Workshop dates:
Saturday, 4 July: 16:00-20:00

Saturday, 11 July: 16:00-20:00

Performance:
Sunday, 12 July: from 19:00
 

Please register until 1 July 2020, maximum 15 participants: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Registration is prioritized for participants who identify as queer, trans*, Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Colour.


Between the two workshop facilitators Bard and Daddypuss Rex the intersectionality abounds. Lower socioeconomic backgrounds? Check! Immigrant status? Yes. One Black, one Jew? Check, check! Queer & Trans? Very! B.C. (Before Corona), you could find these two on any given night performing poetry, spoken word and/or stand-up comedy on various stages, as well as hosting and producing their own late-night queer-trans centred talk show “Just The T”.

The aim of this workshop is to demonstrate how to use humour to playfully interact with often times painful, shameful, and “taboo” subjects. During the workshop the workshop leaders will explore what each participant wishes to express in their comedy through a variety of writing and performance exercises. The intention is to enable queer people to create humour from their own lived experiences - centering queer joy and queer laughter as a tool for collective healing.
The workshop will consist of 2 meetings of 4 hours each (on the 4th and 11th of July), and will culminate with each participant performing a 5-minute comedy set as part of a performance night on the 12th of July. 

 

This is the third part of the workshop series »Making Queer« by Harley Aussoleil and Frances Breden as the nGbK’s Outreach programme for 2020.
 

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