Existence is Resistance: The Roles of Art and Gender as Experienced by a Palestinian Drag Queen


Friday, May 2, 2014, 10:00am to 12:00pm


CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

Elias WakeemThe Harvard Middle East Cultural Association (HMECA) and the Harvard Divinity School Muslim Council are pleased to present

Elias Wakeem, aka Madame Tayoush

Performance Artist Elias Wakeem, also known as Madam Tayoush, is an emerging queer Arab Palestinian artist living and working in New York City. Through performance she examines the reaction of the audience to her personal story of the place she grew up in with its geographical, historical and political situations. Madam Tayoush created over the past few years a series of monthly radical queer drag ball parties in Jerusalem called “Jerusalem is Burning”.

Contact: Elsien van Pinxteren
Sponsor(s): Harvard Middle East Cultural Association, Harvard Divinity School Muslim Council