FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL 2018

OF TRANSGENDER AND QUEER PERFORMANCE!
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 Dates:
Thursday-Saturday June 14-16, 2018
*ASL interpretation provided Fri June 15 *
* Gala Performance & Reception Sat June 16 *

Times:
All shows at 8pm

Venue:
Z Space
450 Florida Street (between 17th Street and Mariposa, San Francisco) [Map]

Tickets:
$15+ sliding scale
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Info:
www.freshmeatproductions.org

FRIDAY: ASL interpretation with Pilar Marsh and Michael Velez — let us know you’re coming! production@freshmeatproductions.org
SATURDAY: GALA Performance & Reception!
ALL NIGHTS: Post-show receptions every night with DJ Frida Ibarra, go-go dancers, photo booth, drinks & dancing!

 

PERFORMANCES BY:

Queer disabled dance superstars Alice Sheppard & Laurel Lawson
Bay Area singer-songwriter legend Blackberri
Groundbreaking comedy-storytelling by Charlotte Tate
Trans mestiza wordsmith Elena Rose
Queer bachata by Jahaira Fajardo & Angelica Medina
In Lak’ech bachata Team Kiskeya
Same-Sex Ballroom champions Robbie Tristan & Ernesto Palma
Anthemic Americana singer-songwriter Shawna Virago
Trans/queer trailblazers Sean Dorsey Dance
Contemporary R&B and Soul by Tajah J
Bomba dance and music ensemble Taller Bombalele
Trans superhero rock opera The Red Shades
Queer, nonbinary-trans disabled dancer Toby MacNutt
… and emcee Annalise Ophelian!

read below for nightly lineup

A transgender superhero rock opera, world champion gay ballroom, award-winning queer disabled dance pioneers, gender-bending dance-theater, trans comedy and more hit the stage at the 2018 FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL of transgender and queer performance — the nation’s most celebrated trans & queer performance festival (June 14-16 at Z Space, SF). Advance tickets are recommended for this very popular event.

The 17th annual FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL features edgy, exquisite, extraordinary dance, theater and live music … and a cornucopia of regional and world premieres! These award-winning artists are offer loving, bold, beautiful artistry in creative defiance and joy.

Artistic Director Sean Dorsey curated this year’s special lineup and says, “The 2018 FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL is a loving declaration that trans and queer people of color, disabled queers, Black trans artists, elders, and gender-non-conforming artists are BRILLIANT and wise. These artists light the way through the mire of hatred and attacks on our communities, and show us the way to a glorious future where all of us can love and live as our full authentic selves.”

 

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THURS JUNE 14

Opening Night

Alice Sheppard
Blackberri
Charlotte Tate
Elena Rose
Robbie Tristan & Ernesto Palma
Sean Dorsey Dance
Shawna Virago
Tajah J
Taller Bombalele
The Red Shades rock opera
Toby MacNutt

emcee Annalise Opelian
Lobby after-party with DJ La Frida

FRI JUNE 15

ASL Interpretation

Alice Sheppard & Laurel Lawson
Angelica Medina & Jahaira Fajardo
Charlotte Tate
Elena Rose
Robbie Tristan & Ernesto Palma
Sean Dorsey Dance
Shawna Virago
Tajah J
Taller Bombalele
The Red Shades rock opera
Toby MacNutt

emcee Annalise Opelian
Lobby after-party with DJ La Frida

SAT JUNE 16

Gala Performance & Reception

Alice Sheppard & Laurel Lawson
In Lak’ech Kiskeya Team
Charlotte Tate
Elena Rose
Robbie Tristan & Ernesto Palma
Sean Dorsey Dance
Shawna Virago
Tajah J
Taller Bombalele
Toby MacNutt

emcee Annalise Opelian
Lobby after-party with DJ La Frida

 
The FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL is a proud part of the 2018 National Queer Arts Festival! Read more about the Queer Cultural Center’s National Queer Arts Festival here….

2018 FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL Community Partners:
OpenhouseTGI Justice ProjectSan Francisco AIDS FoundationCenter of Excellence for Transgender HealthTRANS:THRIVETransgender Law Center, Good Vibrations

 

ACCESS NOTES:
Z Space is a wheelchair accessible theater. Seating is provided on floor level for people using wheelchairs & scooters, as well as anyone who cannot climb stairs (there are stairs starting at row 2 to the back of the theater). Tickets are general seating: accessible seating will always be made available upon request at the door — it’s also super helpful if you’d like to RSVP ahead of time to production@freshmeatproductions.org

Bathrooms are wheelchair accessible and will be welcoming to all genders.

Friday June 15 performance will be ASL interpreted by Pilar Marsh and Michael Velez; reserved ASL seating will be available. If you have questions or would like to request ASL reserved seating Friday June 15, please email: production@freshmeatproductions.org.

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