Among dragons and dragqueens is the show where some of Sweden's most famous drag artists perform fairy tales for children.
The concept has toured around Sweden since 2017, been on a guest visit all the way to the Brooklyn Library in New York and is now coming to Åland this autumn!
Children learn gender roles early. In the fairy tales they read about cute helpless princesses and strong brave princes. At the same time, the demand for norm-creative children's culture is increasing. The director and writer Petter Wallenberg has created "Among dragons and dragqueens" where several of Sweden's most recognized drag artists perform fairy tales for children. All artists are established actors and educators and every saga is packed with elements that invite play, engage and broaden the world. In Åland, the children will get to dive into the world of fairy tales together with artists Robert Fux and Henrik Johansson.
Date and location
Saturday November 9th, 2019
- 10.30 for 3-4 year olds
- 13.00 for 5-7 year olds
Sunday November 10th, 2019
- 12.00 for 5-7 year olds
- 13:30 for 3-4 year olds
Location: Mariehamns City Library, Strandgatan 29
Ticket Release: Tuesday, October 22 at 10am.
A link to ticket reservations will be found here and on the City Library's website. Tickets are free and should not be redeemed in advance. If your child is prevented, please leave his / her place via the same link, only 12 children can be accommodated at each saga.
Note that children should have an adult with them and that they are responsible for their child throughout the saga.
Among dragons and dragqueens, children invite a magical moment into the enchanting world of fairy tales.
- I wish there was something like this when I was little, says Petter Wallenberg. Among dragons and dragqueens is a colorful way of showing children that you can be as you want.
Award-winning actor and feature artist who belongs to the permanent ensemble at the Stockholm City Theater and who has taken queer role interpretations to the theater salon in a number of notable performances.
Young actor at the Royal Opera and directing assistant at Dramaten. Also sets up own productions with focus shows.
The project is being realized in Åland in collaboration with Mariehamn's City Library