20th Anniversary Fresh Meat Festival

of transgender and queer performance

June 18-27, 2021

WEEKEND ONE: June 18-20


premieres & new work


‣ Fri June 18 @ 5pm PDT: #superFRESH Program 1

‣  Sat June 19 @ 5pm PDT: #superFRESH Program 2

‣  Sun June 20 @ 5pm PDT: #superFRESH Program 3

WEEKEND TWO: June 21-27


past performances & archival footage


‣  #reFRESH Programs 1-3 (featuring past festival artists)

‣  #reFRESH Programs 4 & 5 (featuring our 2019 festival)

‣  #superFRESH Programs 1-3 (see Weekend One)

Fresh Meat Productions is celebrating our 20th Anniversary festival in a big way! We’ve expanded the festival to TWO weeks, commissioned all-NEW work especially for our Anniversary, scoured the archives to bring you gorgeous past performances, and are offering the entire festival to you for FREE! All programs are Closed-Captioned.

Fresh Meat Productions’ resident company Sean Dorsey Dance is featured throughout the festival, sharing new dance films and past performances / archival footage!

Join us for two weeks of exquisite, inspiring dance, theater and live music – featuring more than 40 ARTISTS & ENSEMBLES performing bachata, jaw-dropping vogue, transgender opera, sizzling hip-hop, gay ballroom stars, queer bomba, wordsmith poets, disabled dance pioneers and more! 

All programs are FREE – but during ticket registration, you can add an optional donation: 100% of donations will go toward Artist Fees!

You must register in advance to watch these programs!
Ticket registration begins – and lineup announced – on May 28!

Check out all of the 20th ANNIVERSARY FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL Programs here!


AXIS Dance CompanyCenter of Excellence for Transgender Health at UCSFDance PlaceDear Queer DancerEl/La Para Trans LatinasGood Vibrations, LYRICLarkin Street Youth ServicesOpenhouseQueering Dance Festival (at Shawl Anderson Dance Center)Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP)San Francisco AIDS FoundationSan Francisco Transgender Film FestivalSan Francisco Women Against RapeShanti Project, SF LGBT CenterTaja’s CoalitionTrans LifelineTRANS:THRIVEVelocity Dance CenterZ Space.

Special thanks to our generous FRESH WORKS! national project partners: Dance Place (Washington DC), Velocity Dance Center (Seattle WA) and Washington Ensemble Theater (Seattle WA). The 20th Anniversary FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL is a featured event of the 2021 National Queer Arts Festival.