Harvey Rabbit (he/him; director, writer, producer) is a transgender artist living in Berlin, Germany. He has a Masters degree in Dramaturgy and a Masters of Fine Arts in Experimental Theater, both from New College of California. A campaigner for LGBTQIA* and sex worker rights, his activism dates back to the mid-90s when, using spoken word as his medium, he stormed the stages of Northern California, speaking about feminism, queerness, and empowerment. He was selected for the 2007 CESTA „Waste“ festival, a cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary festival in Tàbor, Czech Republic and his one-woman show „Madge’s Box“, was chosen for the 2008 San Francisco Fringe Festival. From 2013 to 2015, he produced, curated, and hosted Varieté Ridiculous, a political cabaret in Berlin focusing on sex worker rights. In 2016, his first short film „Slowdance“ (2016), a film noir about homophobia and gay love, premiered at the Berlin Porn Film Festival and has been shown in queer film festivals in many parts of Europe, South and Central America, and the USA. In 2017, he produced „We are the Fucking World“, a short film for Erika Lust. His short film „The Chemo Darkroom“ (2018) was selected for the shorts competion in the Berlin Porn Film Festival, Berlin Feminist Film Week, IKFF Hamburg and the 2019 Hacker Porn Film Festival in Rome. „Captain Faggotron Saves the Universe“ is Harvey’s first feature film.
Vanessa Júpiter (they/them; producer) is a Berlin-based drag performer and events organizer. She has hosted multiple events and shows through the years, and is a mastermind of organization. Working with people is her greatest skill. A perfect balance of diplomacy and heart, she sets deadlines and keeps things moving, all while being a joy to work with and for.
After graduating in sociology and philosophy, Nate Pischner (all pronouns; DOP) began studying cinematography at the Filmarche in Berlin in 2018. A previously theoretical discussion of gender became the artistic focus of their current work.
A performer, dancer and a queer artist, Tchivett (they/them, Captain Faggotron) have created five solo dance performances and have toured throughout Europe in art spaces as well as on alternative and/or queer scenes. They have also contributed to various dance research and performance collectives (Danses bizarres, CORPOL, Collective matters, etc.) with a focus on queer culture, feminist politics and self-organization. They completed the Choreography masters at HZT-berlin in 2018 and developed their own practice as a dance maker, in connection with their deep-rooted artistic interests for performance, visual arts and sculpture. Among others they have performed in re-enactments of Hanna Halprin and Marina Abramovic, danced in choreographic pieces by Atsushi Takenouchi and Annabel Guérédrat, and worked in Berlin with Shannon Cooney, Jolika Südermann and Josep Caballero. And In the meantime they made queer zombie post porn movies and taught fem-positive & body-positive lapdance workshops.
Bishop Black (he/him; Queen Bitch) is a British artist who has been working as a performer for 7 years, first in the field of performance art, then mainly in art and film. In particular, he devotes his attention to the use of the body as language and as a politicized tool through gender and sexuality. Bishop has solo and collective appearances in various cities, including Warsaw, London, Helsinki and Berlin. He is also known for his groundbreaking work as an ethical porn performer.
Rodrigo Garcia Alves (he/him; Father Gaylord) is a Brazilian choreographer, performance artist, and curator based in Berlin. Alves holds a Master degree in Solo Dance Authorship from the University of Arts Berlin (UdK) and a Bachelor degree in Directing Theater from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Since 2005 he explored the concept of creative translation (transcreation*), queer affects, and collage as a choreographic method. He created Studio Disorder in 2013 as a platform for performing and visual arts. Since 2016 he has an ongoing engagement with an artistic residency at Tanzhaus Düsseldorf.