The Real Housewives of Neukölln (2016-2018)

costume design by Fábio M Silva / photo by Rodolfo Vommaro

The Real Housewives of Neukölln are a post-drag queer performance art group founded in 2016 by Fábio M Silva, James Doyle, Jake Indiana and Henry Boles. Initially performing a weekly cabaret show, they quickly gained international cult following because of their unique way of combining debaucherous entertainment with social commentary and queer politics. Their work has been featured in a documentary by french director duo THEM, a video installation and book by renowned Swedish contemporary artist Annika Larsson titled “The Discourse of The Drinkers”, a video feature on i-D Magazine, amongst many other publications.

As The Real Housewives of Neukölln’s creative director between 2016 and the end of 2018, Fábio M Silva performed all shows and produced the majority of their show’s visuals, stage and prop design, as well as directing and producing several short films.