The Gender Bender Show goes digital in 2020!
It’s crazy to imagine that it was just 5 years ago when The Gender Bender Show was manifested into reality; all we wanted was as a simple, but safe, space for queer burlesque and drag performers to feel included and for a while we were all very successful. That was until the pandemic changed the world, as well as how the entertainment industry will need to operate in order to survive.
After a few months of research, hardcore deliberating and watching how the industry moves across the globe, we’ve all agreed that the only way to survive this is to start creating more digital shows and encouraging artists to keep on doing what they do best – ENTERTAIN! The silver lining through all of this, is the fact that by going digital we get to break through the barriers that prevent us from being able to connect and collaborate with performers; it also helps us create a show that reflects the powerfully diverse world of drag and queer performance art that exists around us all.
Cue Season 1 of The Gender Bender Show
“The Gender Bender Show” made a giant leap from real theatre stages to the virtual world and hosted 3 spectacular episodes during their first season. Each show proudly featured an array of performances by Burlesque and Drag Kings, Drag Queens, GenderFuckers and GenderXplorers from around South Africa, as well as across the globe.