Programme

Attention, the calendar may undergo changes.

From 01 December

EXPECT RESPECT

with KARMA B and MARGÒ PACIOTTI
Viral Campaign & Video Performance – online only

The EXPECT RESPECT project experiments with the adoption of images that have been edited and reworked in post-production. The project is centred on the theme of the festival, focusing on the relationship between individuals, in order to create mutual trust to foster peaceful collaboration between people. This event balances on the fine line between performative genres, between video and multidisciplinary performance, and between communication and video for social purposes. The aim of the creation process is to produce multiplatform dissemination: live at the festival venues and online on dedicated media channels.

from 01 to 03 December 2023 from 3:00 pm to 9:00 p.m.
from 07 to 10 December 2023 from 3:00 pm to 9:00 p.m.
from 14 to 17 December 2023 from 3:00 pm to 9:00 p.m.

A(IDS)WARENESS (1983-2023)

curated by Andrea Acocella and Alberto Boncoraglio
BAR.LINA – Viale dello Scalo S. Lorenzo 49
– metro A and B Termini + bus and tram + car/moto sharing
Free Event
Installation Exhibition

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the discovery of the HIV virus (1983-2023) by the French virologist Luis Montagneur at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, and in conjunction with World AIDS Day (1 December), the exhibition A(IDS)WANESS, curated by Andrea Acocella and Alberto Boncoraglio, has been created for the lounge room in the independent, queer space, BAR.LINA.

It has been arranged as a small but densely packed retrospective with archival and photographic material dedicated to the relationship between various communities and the HIV virus in Italy, through a lens that highlights both the stigma (especially in the first pandemic phase) against homosexuals, as well as the struggle and efforts of the LGBTQIA+ community in raising awareness of the disease, aimed at the medical, political and social elite and public opinion in general.

The title here is of fundamental importance, as it immediately states the purpose of the exhibition. In fact, it plays on the overlap between the words AIDS and AWARENESS.

The exhibition is laid out in three sections: stigma, progress and the present day. The documents and media used for the exhibition materials, and the related curatorial research, came from the archival sources of the BAR.LINA library, which has more than 300 copies (including historical and contemporary journals, essays, books, photographic images and video content), and the “Massimo Consoli” archive at the Gay Center.

This led to the development of an exhibition that aims to educate and disseminate information, to pass the baton of knowledge and responsibility to new generations regarding a topic that is still very current, through its past and present history, to achieve a new kind of “awareness”.

01 December 2023, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m
BAR.LINA – Viale dello Scalo S. Lorenzo 49
metro A and B Termini + bus and tram + car/moto sharing

03 December 2023, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m
CENTRALE PRENESTE THEATRE – Via Alberto da Giussano 58
metro C Pigneto + bus and tram + car/moto sharing

05 December 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m
Theatre Lo Spazio – Via Locri, 42/44
metro A and C San Giovanni + bus + car/moto sharing

D.M.U. — QUEER CREATION RESIDENCY

Artistic residency

The aim of the D.M.U. – QUEER CREATION RESIDENCY programme is to develop and enhance the specific function of residencies in the field of live entertainment as drivers of innovation. It wants to create something that is unique and innovative in Italy through its commitment to supporting and accompanying the practices and processes of artistic creation regardless of production outcomes, which can also be seen through forms of virtuous relationships between artists and the communities that live there.

In Italy, there are no residencies for artists dedicated to the drag or queer scene. The purpose of the programme will therefore be to host projects that are audience-based and focused on presentations in the form of workshops, talks or shows, and that will specifically address all things “queer”.

These experiences in Europe and all over the world are the order of the day. We want to “import” this practice and make it available to the contemporary scene. We want to enhance residency activities by promoting their distinctive identity and autonomous function, while respecting the plurality of differences, to accompany and support the growth of professionalism and the regeneration of skills.

In this first year, the residency will be dedicated to the creation of the new DRAG COLLEGE format, which has the goal of establishing an innovative dialogue with new generations.

04 December 2023, 9:00 p.m.

DRAG ME UP: the SHOW #1

with LINA GALORE, LA TRAVE NELL’OKKIO and MORGANA COSMICA
special guest KARMA B
presented by MARGÒ PACIOTTI
OFF/OFF THEATRE – Via Giulia 20
– bus and tram + large car park nearby + car/motorbike sharing
Full-priced ticket: €15 – reduced tickets: €10
Drag – Theatre

A show format created ad hoc by the festival that welcomes the most talented drag queens under one sparkling roof, on sky-high, 6-inch heels. A spectacular event featuring performances from a number of different artists from the contemporary drag scene and the world of television and entertainment.

Inspired by the tradition of the Revue and Variety show, DRAG ME UP: THE SHOW takes the form of a café-concert, which will combine the genre of the Revue show, Avanspettacolo and Cabaret: the perfect mix of irony and irreverence to represent the witty and glittering spirit of this one-of-a-kind, sparkling spectacle.

05 December 2023, 6:00 p.m.

DRAG ME… MAKE UP #1

with LA PETITE NOIRE
Lab – online only

The objective of the laboratory is to stimulate curiosity, open-mindedness and even a certain lightness towards the diversity of human beings — that same approach to taking life lightly that Italo Calvino describes as “gliding over things from above, without letting things weigh on your heart”.
The laboratory will revolve around experimenting with the aesthetics of drag with the premise of putting yourself “in someone else’s shoes” in order to foster recognition of and respect for all forms of diversity.
The Lab will benefit from the expertise of LA PETITE NOIRE, who will add her charisma as a dancing beauty queen and her unique touch as a member of the new generation of Italian drag queens.

06 December 2023 , 09:00 p.m.

DRAG COLLEGE #1

by ONDADURTO TEATRO with KARMA B and MARGÒ PACIOTTI
in collaboration with the DIR. ART. of TBM
THEATRE TOR BELLA MONACAVia Bruno Cirino, 5
– Metro C Torre Angela + bus + large car park nearby
Free event
Theatre & Talk

A new format and new production that will be created during the research process within the Festival’s Creative Artistic Residency. The purpose of the show is to promote processes of knowledge and awareness of the performing arts and to provide the necessary tools to conduct a social analysis of contemporary events.

In close collaboration with TBM’s artistic direction, the project will involve classes from local schools who will be introduced to the world of theatre for a new experiment that has become one of the central pillars of the project. Not only will this project see shows put on stage right across the city of Rome, but it will directly feature the active involvement of the new generations. This will be done to create a new language and a new community for the theatre. To help new generations understand that the fear of what may seem “different” does not make sense and has no basis. To dismantle SLOGANS that burden new generations with hatred and misunderstanding.

The aim of DRAG COLLEGE is to create a new sense of closeness and community: to spread positive messages that can be used to deconstruct fossilised belief systems that cannot continue to be part of free, modern countries – countries whose very democracies are based on the values of equality and freedom of expression, and therefore, of representation.

DRAG COLLEGE is linked to the need to non-define oneself, to tell the story of the discovery and the need to not exclude oneself. There are no set recipes, there are no universal solutions; there are no distorted theories, no miracle cures… there are only different points of view, each of us with own uniqueness of being.

08 December 2023, 09:00 p.m.

IT’S FEMALE POWER

with ANNAGAIA MARCHIORO, GIULIA ANANIA and CHIARA BECCHIMANZI
CENTRALE PRENESTE THEATRE – Via Alberto da Giussano 58
– metro C Pigneto + bus and tram + car/motorbike sharing
Full-priced ticket: €15 – reduced tickets: €10
Stand-up Comedy

A decidedly one-of-a-kind evening of stand-up comedy, with sets by leading LGBTQIA+ activists and comedians, topics focusing on queer issues and drag performances, all presided over by a straight cis MC. “IT’S FEMALE POWER” will have all audience members from all walks of life laughing with anger and shouting with pleasure, singing about freedom and deconstructing stereotypes. MC Chiara Becchimanzi will welcome Giulia Anania and Annagaia Marchioro to the stage, for a roller-coaster of emotions in a joyful, colourful, cathartic and absolutely hilarious evening.

10 December 2023, 06:00 p.m.

DRAG ME… MAKE UP #2

with LA DIAMOND
Lab – online only

The objective of the laboratory is to stimulate curiosity, open-mindedness and even a certain lightness towards the diversity of human beings — that same approach to taking life lightly that Italo Calvino describes as “gliding over things from above, without letting things weigh on your heart”.

The laboratory will revolve around experimenting with the aesthetics of drag with the premise of putting yourself “in someone else’s shoes” in order to foster recognition of and respect for all forms of diversity.

The Lab will benefit from the expertise of LA DIAMOND, who will add all her eclecticism and beauty, as well as her flair and creativity, which has garnered her great esteem among all her Italian colleagues.

12 December 2023, 09:00 p.m.

T-LATE SHOW

with ELEONORA MAGNIFICO, EMILY DE SALVE and MELISSA BIANCHINI
MCed by MARGÒ PACIOTTI
OFF/OFF Theatre – Via Giulia 20
– bus and tram + large car park nearby + car/motorbike sharing
Full-priced ticket: €15 – reduced tickets: €10
Theatre

An evening dedicated to the trans* world, with its important issues but also its expressive power, a desire for freedom and, above all, the desire to tell its story.
A multidisciplinary show about identity that moves away from stereotypes and focuses on the freedom to truly be who you are. What is femininity in general? Does being a woman or a man mean having to conform to a generally accepted common rule?
Trans artists will meet on stage to affirm, through their presence, their bodies and their art, their right and desire to live in a world that is no longer tied to blind stereotypes.
With a variety of different artists, arts and disciplines on stage for an evening that walks the line between performance genres.

14 December 2023, 09:00 p.m.

DRAG ME UP: the SHOW #2

with LA DIAMOND, SILVANA DELLA MAGLIANA and LA PETITE NOIRE
presented by KARMA B and MARGÒ PACIOTTI
LIDO DI OSTIA THEATRE – VIA DELLE SIRENE 22
– Metro Roma-Lido Lido Centro + bus + large car park nearby
Full-priced ticket: €12 – reduced tickets: €10
Drag & Theatre

A show format created ad hoc by the festival that welcomes the most talented drag queens under one sparkling roof, on sky-high, 6-inch heels. A spectacular event featuring performances from a number of different artists from the contemporary drag scene and the world of television and entertainment.Inspired by the tradition of the Revue and Variety show, DRAG ME UP: THE SHOW takes the form of a café-concert, which will combine the genre of the Revue show, Avanspettacolo and Cabaret: the perfect mix of irony and irreverence to represent the witty and glittering spirit of this one-of-a-kind, sparkling spectacle.

15 December 2023, 11:00 a.m.

DRAG COLLEGE #2

by ONDADURTO TEATRO with KARMA B and MARGÒ PACIOTTI
in collaboration with the DIR. ART. of TDL
LIDO DI OSTIA THEATRE – VIA DELLE SIRENE, 22
– Metro Roma-Lido Lido Centro + bus + large car park nearby
Free event
Theatre & Talk

A new format and new production that will be created during the research process within the Festival’s Creative Artistic Residency. The purpose of the show is to promote processes of knowledge and awareness of the performing arts and to provide the necessary tools to conduct a social analysis of contemporary events.

In close collaboration with TDL’s artistic direction, the project will involve classes from local schools who will be introduced to the world of theatre for a new experiment that has become one of the central pillars of the project. Not only will this project see shows put on stage right across the city of Rome, but it will directly feature the active involvement of the new generations. This will be done to create a new language and a new community for the theatre. To help new generations understand that the fear of what may seem “different” does not make sense and has no basis. To dismantle SLOGANS that burden new generations with hatred and misunderstanding.

The aim of DRAG COLLEGE is to create a new sense of closeness and community: to spread positive messages that can be used to deconstruct fossilised belief systems that cannot continue to be part of free, modern countries – countries whose very democracies are based on the values of equality and freedom of expression, and therefore, of representation.

DRAG COLLEGE is linked to the need to non-define oneself, to tell the story of the discovery and the need to not exclude oneself. There are no set recipes, there are no universal solutions; there are no distorted theories, no miracle cures… there are only different points of view, each of us with own uniqueness of being.

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