Pugs in love - queer week

W(A)RM Holes

1969–2019: Stonewall & Criminal Code Reform – LGBTIQ* movement & AIDS crisis – Berlin Wall & reunifcation – Techno & Loveparade – Gentrification & Remigration
Five queers Berliners of different generations and backgrounds take the audience on a performative journey through Berlin's queer history between Pankow and Schöneberg, Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg, Mahlsdorf and Charlottenburg.
In search for the intersections of queer identities in a collective consciousness, they liquefy time, space, body and gender and connect with ancestors and future generations. The performers have been living in Berlin for generations or have recently moved here. They will channel their icons, ex-lovers and former selves to draw a political-personal portrait of queer Berlin between East and West.


Director Yony Leyser has gained reputation with films like Queercore - How to Punk a Revolution and Desire Will Set You Free. For Studio Я he stages his first theater work.


Photo: Esra Rotthoff

PUGS IN LOVE - Queer Week 12–15/Juni


Das Festival PUGS IN LOVE 2019/2020 wird gefördert aus Mitteln der Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.

Kooperationspartner*innen des Festivals sind SIEGESSÄULE, Schwules Museum (SMU), Haus für Poesie / poesiefestival berlin, Albino Verlag, Forum Berlin der Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.



Stage Design & Video

Costume design

Sound design