Vagina Monologue by Feminist Storytelling

Bergen, Events

Vagina Monologue: An Original Theatre Play by Feminist Storytelling

Not to be confused with “The Vagina Monologues**” but inspired by its conversations, “Vagina Monologue” is an original theatre play written and performed by Feminist Storytelling. It is a communal theatre and storytelling platform based in Bergen, Norway.

About the play

What does our body tell us about our boundaries, desires, and identity?

A woman gives birth, and a true story unfolds.

One by one, seven protagonists recount their pregnancies, spaceship battles, baptism and heritage.

Interconnected, their personal stories are beautifully woven into one giant tapestry of the protagonists’ experiences.

Vagina Monologue lifts the veil on what usually remains unsaid. In this space, the word “cunt” is no curse, but a source of strength and power, a creator of worlds.”

Drastic Social went to VM’s rehearsal last weekend to get a feel of the creation. While we get a glimpse of the production setup, each storyteller’s personal dialogue is still under development and at the formation stage. It is definitely a good challenge for the members of Feminist Storytelling to leap from the usual setting of a small group and social sharing at the library to a structured play at the auditorium at Litteraturhuset.

We look forward to this weekend’s premiere.

Event Information on Facebook, and you can get your Tickets here.

Date: 28 & 29 April 2023

Friday 18.30-21.00
Saturday 14.00-16.30

Place: Litteraturhuset i Bergen (Østre Skostredet 5-7 5017 Bergen, Norway)

Production Posters by Graphic Designer and illustrator — Yifeng Zheng

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The Outer Limits

“As the full moon rises high in the sky and the trees rustle with an otherworldly breeze, a mysterious gathering occurs deep in the woods’ heart.

Strange lights flicker in the distance, illuminating the way for those who dare to venture into the darkness. As you approach, you can hear the faint sound of otherworldly music and the flickering flames of fire dancers twirling their way through the shadows.

Let yourself be transported to another realm, where the impossible becomes possible, and the unknown becomes known. Welcome to “The Outer Limits”, where the spookiest creatures and most beautiful festivities await.”

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Rustival Festival 2023

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Misty Penguin Album release party

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feat. Lezlie Chan 陳映同, Casey Anderson, Tynee, Briar Armani

Date: 19th Jan 2023
Time: 9:00-11:30pm
Place: Terriblebaby, 4/F Eaton Hotel
380 Nathan Road, Jordan, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

About the album

During the pandemic, DJ Misty Penguin stopped waddling in the local Techno scene and drowned herself in the sea of her old CD collection, listening to a lot of bedroom producers and admiring their DIY / ‘less is more’ / ‘no shits given’ approach to music making. 

With this in mind, Misty reached out to her guitarist brother TripleBasil, and together DIY-ed an album of storytelling about Misty’s struggling trans life, and other dark thoughts about self-destruction, titled “<(“)!<(“)!<(“)! Songs for Cleo (And approaching death)”. 

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About the release party and supporting acts

Opening DJ set by Tynee

Tynee has kindly accepted our invitation to play a set for us, she has a long standing reputation in being one of the finest Techno and Breakbeats DJs in HK, and a long time supporter of Misty’s endeavours in creative arts, a sister from another mother. We have invited her to play her favourite tunes that haven’t fit in her usual job as a dance floor general.

Featured Artist

Lezlie Chan 陳映同 is a local up and coming singer songwriter with a similar approach to writing songs – using confessional life experiences in music as a conduit to encourage self-love among peers. She is an icon in breaking gender norms, you have seen her as the face of Eaton’s Women Festival, or in the ViuTV program 肥美人 and she advocates for freedom in talking about women’s bodies, and calls for new aspects in discussing beauty, through her music and exposure. She will perform a suite of new original songs from her upcoming 2023 album. It is an honour to have her as our featured artist, as her content is unique and forthcoming.

Guest guitarist — Casey Anderson

Due to scheduling conflicts, TripleBasil is unable to perform, and good friend Casey Anderson stepped up to the plate to infuse his musical prowess with his guitar. 

Casey Anderson is one of the hottest DJs and modular synthesiser advocates in HK and needs no introduction, before coming here, he toured America with dearly departed friend Byron Head, playing guitar, accordion and keyboards when he was a teen. Outside the DJ stage, he is a humble educator, producer, LGBTQ ally, and Misty is forever grateful to have him rocking out together at this party.

Dance Interpretation

Joining Misty on stage is trans sister Briar Armani, who will be making modern dance interpretations of the music.

Briar Armani is a dancer, spiritual partitioner, and educator. She is a transfeminine who fought through mixed cultural settings, she values the importance of authenticity and would like to help spread the beauty of identity exploration and actualisation through heartily artistic expressions.

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Drastic Social Showcase 2022

Bergen, Events
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Drastic Social Showcase — Merenpelko, Feminist Storytelling, Juan Qin, Jennifer Tang and Erwin Rapid Navarro

Drastic Social Showcase presents a community party with our friends in Bergen on the 3rd of December. The Bars at the venue are open and Dumplings are served ❤

Tickets are available on


1830 Doors open (ground floor cafe)
1900 Fabrikkhallen open
1905 Intro by Bertha Chan
1910 “Accountability” — Erwin Rapiz Navarro of Skeiv Verden Vest -“Transformative Justice in Community Building”
1955 “Community builder Series” — Yimin Dong of Feminist Storytelling
2040 “Creator Series” — Juan Qin
2120 “Joy” — Merenpelko performance

We are grateful to be amongst supportive community members who are making this happen, and a special thanks to Bergen Kommune for funding a part of this programme


Bergen Kjøtt

Bergen Kjøtt is a creative workplace, production house and cultural centre in the neighbourhood of Skuteviken and Sandviken in Bergen.

Dalig Leder Eva Rowson (she/her) of Bergen Kjøtt has supported Drastic Social’s development since day one, provided many opportunities for us to develop our skills and experience in live streaming, and generously lent us their venue for this event.

Media partner

Vers Libre, Bergen Community Radio

Vers Libre is the go-to community radio in Bergen, Norway. DJs, sound artists, and talk show enthusiasts are encouraged to develop their music/programme curation using their facilities for their members at their studio in Møhlenpris. The facility is only a 10 min walk from the city centre through the scenic park Nygardsparken.

Drastic Social will be publishing their podcast series on

Fraser Keddie (he/him) is the founder of Vers Libre. He is our mentor at Drastic Social Production Team, supporting us in honing skills in live stream production and radio recording work.

Photo exhibition

“Feed me 食•相” by Jennifer Tang Wing Lam (she/they)

Hong Kong Photographer Jennifer Tang‘s photo series “Feed me” is a project made with our community of artists and creatives. Recently debuted at Soho House Hong Kong, this experimental portrait series is brought to you in Bergen for one night only. Seize the chance to see these photos exhibited during the day of the Drastic Social event at Bergen Kjøtt ground floor.

Feed me 食•相 is a love letter to my chubby, food obsessed childhood. Sunday dinner at grandma’s was our family’s ritual; whenever she made my favourite dishes, my face would light up at the dinner table.

“The sweetest smile on your face when you eat!” she always said.

The indulger then became the voyager; I still love food but realized cooking and watching others enjoy it was the greater pleasure. The natural next step was to photograph my friends stuffing their faces and making a mess. Capturing this joy and expression on someone’s face is undeniably cathartic to me.”

Speaker — Erwin Rapiz Navarro (he/him), Skeiv Verden Vest

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Erwin will speak with Bertha Chan about “Transformative Justice in Community Building”, mainly so we can learn to spot conflicts, take accountability and reduce harm within our community.

Speaker – Yimin Dong (they/them) of Feminist Storytelling

Feminist Storytelling is a community theatre and storytelling platform based in Bergen, Norway. Their events are curated by different volunteers, artists and storytellers monthly, cooperating with Litteraturhuset i Bergen (House of Literature in Bergen).

Founder Yimin Dong will talk to Drastic Social’s Bertha Chan about their path of building a community where participants feel at ease to share their personal stories in an intimate set up.

Speaker — Juan Qin (she/her)

Juan Qin is a visual communication designer and multimedia artist. With a particular interest in exploring the intersections, connections and cross-disciplinary relations among visual communication design, graphic design, creative coding, programming, interactive design, social media and individuals’ subtle emotional expression. She will be speaking with Bertha Chan during the event about her path to finding her identity through art and creations.


Merenpelko is a performative musical installation sent to this dimension by Xzyx Cronh to bring emotional music and glimpses into a better, interdimensional world.

“We intend to bring people into a transcendental realm through our sonic spells.”

Merenpelko is Rude Pixie, Ghostcry and MC Lab Rat.

Silly Little Mermaid” was out in Oct 2022 &
Check out their live-streamed rehearsal for the 3rd Dec performance on youtube

Production Team

Ingrid Ormevik (she/her)

Ingrid is the founder of Queer Fashion of Scandinavia (QFoS), an LGBTQIA+ community media highlighting important works by community members. Ingrid is a video production specialist, video editor and drone enthusiast. She is one of the “Feminist Streaming Service” founding members and working with live-streaming equipment since 2020. Some of the organisations she worked with include Borealis Music FestivalSkeiv Verden VestEkko FestivalTrans Pride and Trans Awareness Week.

Ingrid will be streaming the event live on 3 Dec

Producer – Lene Anette Kolltveit (they/them)

Producer – Essia Hids (she/her)

Essia Hidoussi (she/her) is currently working as a producer for Diversity and Inclusion at Bergen Kunsthall. Essia has years of experience as a freelance producer, event manager and volunteer coordinator for several art and culture festivals in Bergen.

Sound design – Bensen (they/them)

Video and photography – Renate Storø (she/her)

Light design – Lauris Greidan (he/him)

Producer and host – Bertha Chan (she/her)

EKKO Electronic and Experimental Music Festival 2022

Bergen, Events, Music

Ekko is an annual festival for electronic and experimental music and sound art. The festival features a tightly curated international and local programme with concerts, DJ sets, commission works, art, talks, screenings and multidisciplinary acts.”

EKKO FESTIVAL XIX – 1-6 November, 2022

This year, EKKO Festival is held from 2-6 November in Bergen, Norway, around the city at four venues,

USF Verftet — USF Verftet is a former sardine factory building accommodating five venues for the presentation of music, theatre, films and contemporary art, and several artist studios and offices.

Address: Georgernes Verft 12, 5011 Bergen
Image by USF

Østre — Østre is the staple venue for Bergen’s electronic and experimental underground scene. Expect a weekend of an immersive programme with sound and dance across their 3-floor venue in the city’s heart. 

Address: Østre Skostredet 3, 5017 Bergen
Image by Østre

Østre Bergen

Slettebakken Church — Slettebakken Church is a parish church of the Church of Norway in Bergen Municipality in Vestland county, Norway. Apart from a place for religious folks to worship, arts and cultural organisations occasionally hire the venue for art performances. The architecture of the building resembles an ark vertically logged towards the sky, standing out in the small neighbourhood by the side of a lake. 

Address: Vilhelm Bjerknes’ vei 31, 5081 Bergen
Image by Wikipedia Sveter

Banzha – A hip restaurant in the centre of Bergen serving a posh vibe with Yunnan Province Chinese Cuisine. Collaborating with EKKO this year on 3 Nov for a night of Music by Al Skua and Trym Arneson Søvdsnes and Food Tasting.

Address: Neumanns gate 28, 5015 Bergen
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Autechre, Nov 2nd: Autechre (UK) / USF Verftet

Building Instrument, Nov 3rd: Building Instrument: «Månen, armadillo» / Østre

AJA, Bendik Giske, Hiro Kone, Huerco S, Julie Silset, Nov 4th: EKKO XIX: Bendik Giske, Hiro Kone, Huerco S, AJA, Julie Silset / Østre

DMX Krew, Sedef Adasi, Waq Waq Kingdom, Vanligt Folk, Dj Scotch Egg ++, Nov 5th: EKKO XIX: DMX Krew, Slikback, Sedef Adasi, Waq Waq Kingdom, Vanligt Folk, Kromoplastik +++

Caterina Barbieri, Nov 6th: EKKO XIX: Caterina Barbieri «Spirit Exit» / Slettebakken Kirke


Bergen, Events

Drastic Social is ecstatic to co-host the third edition of a club night series “Editing room” by Konsept X, an intersectional femme-centric DJ collective in Bergen, Norway, on 1 Oct 2022 alongside with Asterisk — a Bergen-based queer club night platform and older sibling to the just as cheeky ASTERISK FILMKLUBB, international experimental queer film festival.

Konsept X club night series “Editing room” has previously held two events at Landmark Bergen at Bergen Kunsthall, collaborating with various DJs, VJs and artists to establish its niche from the intersection between film, image and music.

Asterisk celebrates our talented local and international queer artists and performers, it is an alternative event production project to create safer spaces for queer and transgender people within institutions and public spaces to showcase interdisciplinary artistic work, such as happenings, performance, sound, and visual art and films and everything in between.


Konsept X, ASTERISK FILMKLUBB and Drastic Social invite you to the third edition of Editing Room – a series of club nights dedicated to playing with the intersection between film, image and music.

This time we focus on queer experiences and draw inspiration from the short film Herman@s (SiblingX) by H. Alix, selected by ASTERISK FILMKLUBB.

Starting from an introductory talk to film screening and carrying into the night, our queer-centric club space.

Images by Bertha Chan @berthachandotcom and Runa Halleraker @runahalleraker

Schedule of the event:
21:30 The event starts off with DJ Joy welcoming you to Konsept X — Editing Room Vol.3

22:00 Follow with an introductory talk, “Creating our reality through art and community”, led by Bertha Chan (Drastic Social), where the people who have joined forces for this event will introduce themselves and share perspectives on their project and community building.

22:30 We will screen Herman@s (SiblingX) by H. Alix, selected by ASTERISK FILMKLUBB. before transitioning into a night of dancing, flirting, and fun with pipi sauvage, Tora G, Brita°UT, Superslut & fxggxt to the climax.

Date: 1 OCT 2022
Time: 21:30 till late
Location: Landmark at Bergen Kunsthall
CC: 100 kr

Community Rave 22 MAY

Events, Hong Kong

22 MAY 2021 – 11:30 pm 

Part 3: AfterRave @ Open Air location

We will have an afterparty at a secret location and lineup as below, guests who attended part 2 of the community event can go to the rave for free!

The rest of the guests who want to attend will need to DM us on Drastic Social Instagram for location.

The entrance fee is $50 with a self help mini-bar set up at the location 

11:30-1:15 @Zora428

1:15-3:00 @ak_xy

def describe_Ak_xy(): print(”’Dj Ak_xy grew up all around Asia, and this shows in \ the musical influences in his sets. He mostly plays \ melodic techno and deep house, but also enjoys \ playing some psytrance and afrohouse”’) get_ready_to_rave(); describe_Ak_xy(); @dj_ak_xy

3:00-4:45 @aka.nohmann