US-born, Berlin-based multidisciplinary performer Darling Fitch challenges and entertains with a unique blend of performance, poetics and riveting electronic music that has been described as somewhere between Laurie Anderson, Fever Ray and “Britney Spears meets Throbbing Gristle”. Their one-person shows broach topics from gender transition and club culture (A Stranger Sound, 2015) to climate change and gentrification (REVELATIONS, 2019) to collective crisis (Rise, 2021) with a surprising tenderness and eye for connection in moments of discomfort.
In 10+ years of traveling and performing across Europe and the US, Fitch has honed their highly experimental, often interactive, and always engaging style. Fitch’s music and performance work has been selected by curated festivals internationally, including the Dixon Place HOT! Fest, New Ohio Theater’s Ice Factory Festival, Stockholm Fringe, and the Month of Performance Art – Berlin. An adaptable and versatile performer, Fitch creates work that is at home everywhere from college campuses to raves, art galleries and black box theaters, bars, living rooms, and museums.
Darling’s writing has been published by venues such as the Berlin Art Prize, Ghost City Review, Anti-Heroin Chic and Transnational Queer Underground, and they hold a merit award in fiction writing from the National Foundation For Advancement of the Arts. Fitch has run the international performance series Yes/No/Other/All: Performance on the Boundaries of Identity since 2015.
*Fitch uses they/them pronouns