Excuse me, but what in the world is my throne doing in your museum?
Who wants to be a princess when they have been a queen for centuries?
Matriarchal societies still exists on every continent – except for Europe. What past and present forms of living together exist that are not mentioned in the patriarchal-western narrative? And what future options result from these concepts of gender and family? Queens is an interdisciplinary and intersectional theater evening that gets to the heart of these questions.
Photo: Dorothea Tuch
Photos: Dorothea Tuch
Simone Dede Ayivi’s Afrofuturist performances creates a museum of stolen ideas and searches within it for answers to the oldest questions: Who are we? And how do we want to live?
CONCEPT, PERFORMANCE Simone Dede Ayivi
SET AND COSTUME DESIGN Elisabeth Gers
LIGHTING DESIGN Rosa Wernecke
SOUND, MUSIC Katharina Pelosi
VIDEO Jones Seitz
ASSISTANCE Jenifa Simon
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT ehrliche arbeit – freies Kulturbüro
A production by Simone Dede Ayivi and Accomplices in cooperation with Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt and SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the State of Berlin – Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
The world premiere was on September 14, 2017 at Sophiensæle.