Berlin – the other city that never sleeps – has always been a melting pot and THE homestead for Germany’s cultural vanguard. Boylesque – sometimes lovingly labelled male strip-tease with a storyline – has since the late 18th century already thrilled both female and male audiences alike. In the early 1920s it was accepted as an art form in its own right, only to disappear into the underground shortly afterwards, where of course it continued to flourish. Drag or its predecessor, the Travesti theatre, has enjoyed a global renaissance as well and that is not only because of RU PAUL’S DRAGRACE. Therefore, it was almost self-evident to make the gift of a festival to Germany dedicated to these two gems among the performing arts. It is in the footsteps of Jacques Patriaque in Europe and the successful introduction of the VIENNA BOYLESQUE FESTIVAL that we want to overcome all limitations of gender roles and gender thought and celebrate the wonderful persons behind each gender, whatever it may be. Diversity, tolerance, a lust for life and joie de vivre shall be in the spotlight for these two nights. Celebrate with us the love for life!