a new show by Sean Dorsey Dance

WORLD PREMIERE April 19-21, 2018 | San Francisco
20-CITY TOUR: please visit our Calendar Page for upcoming tour dates

Photos: Lydia Daniller

“breathtaking beauty”

(Bay Times)

“an epic work … powerful, moving, hilarious”
(Miami Herald)

(Boston Bay Windows)

Trailblazing transgender choreographer Sean Dorsey returns to the stage with BOYS IN TROUBLE, a new evening of dances that unpack masculinity with unflinching honesty.

True Transsexual Confessions. An unabashed love letter between Black queer men. A sendup of all things Macho. A queer spin on butchness.  An invitation to look deeply at Shame. A witness to hurt and heartbreak. A roadmap for a better way.

BOYS IN TROUBLE is an extravaganza of full-throttle dance, raw emotion, irreverent humor, exquisite queer partnering and super-vulnerable storytelling … all performed with Sean Dorsey Dance’s signature precision, guts and deep humanity.

In turns powerful, explosive, devastatingly honest, humorous and sexy, BOYS IN TROUBLE is an urgent and timely examination of masculinity’s deep roots in Trouble … as expressed through trans and queer bodies and voices. Please contact us with booking inquiries.

LET’S GET REAL. Pretty much everything about masculinity in America is getting us into big trouble right now.

LET’S GET REAL. Pretty much everything about masculinity in America IS IN big trouble right now.

LET’S GET REAL. You couldn’t ask for a better set of tour guides for the journey OUT of trouble than a sassy, articulate, award-winning group of trans and queer dance trailblazers.



BOYS IN TROUBLE – Tour Calendar

Z Space (San Francisco, CA)April 19-21, 2018
Bates Dance Festival (Lewiston, ME)July 2018
Young Auditorium (Whitewater, WI)
Mid-West Tour
October 2018
Check this calendar for updates on our other 2018 tour dates or contact us with booking inquiries


BOYS IN TROUBLE was created with generous support from the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project (with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation), California Arts Council, Creative Work Fund (a program of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation), Dance/USA and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, National Performance Network, Queer Cultural Center, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission and the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation.

BOYS IN TROUBLE was commissioned by Bates Dance Festival, Dance Place (Washington, DC), Highways Performance Space (Los Angeles, CA), Maui Arts & Cultural Center (Maui, HI), Seven Stages (Atlanta, GA) and the Queer Cultural Center (San Francisco, CA).