FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL 2019

OF TRANSGENDER AND QUEER PERFORMANCE!

 Dates:
Thursday-Saturday June 20-22, 2019
*ASL interpretation provided for EVERY SHOW *
* Gala Performance & Reception Sat June 22*

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 BUY TICKETS

Info:
www.freshmeatproductions.org


ALL NIGHTS: ASL interpretation with Pilar Marsh and Cathleen Riddley– 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!


The 2019 FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL features edgy, exquisite, extraordinary dance, theater and live music … and a cornucopia of regional and world premieres! These award-winning artists offer gorgeous, loving, bold, beautiful artistry brimming with innovation, resilience and joy. Advance tickets are recommended for this popular event.

Vogue superstars, Deaf dance pioneers, world champion bachata dancers, bad-ass trans-americana music, a queer retro boy band, a gender-defying choir and MORE hit the stage with performances by:

African-American Deaf dance trailblazer Antoine Hunter
Integrated/disabled dance pioneers AXIS Dance Company
Vogue superstars #kNOwSHADE Vogue Ensemble
Sublime harmonies by the GAPA Men’s Chorus
Exquisite poetry + dance by J Mase III & Randy Ford
Queer bachata champions Jahaira Fajardo & Angelica Medina
Cutting-edge performance artists Javier Stell-Fresquez & Ivy Monteiro
Sidesplitting comedy-storytelling by Lottie Riot
The groundbreaking and powerful New Voices Bay Area TIGQ Chorus
Trailblazing Trans/queer modern dance by Sean Dorsey Dance
Folk-punk by the legendary Shawna Virago
Multi-disciplinary music superstar Star Amerasu
Gorgeous contemporary and R&B songs by Tajah J
Queer retro quartet The Singing Bois
PLUS: Emcee Annalise OphelianDJ Frida Ibarra + MORE!

read below for nightly lineup!

 

All performances will be ASL interpreted, and will be followed by our popular post-performance parties with DJ Frida Ibarra, photo booth, go-go dancers and refreshments!

ASL AND ACCESS INFO: all performances will be ASL interpreted; venue, bathrooms and front row seating are wheelchair accessible; scent-reduced seating area available; armless chairs available in front row; venue has all-gender bathrooms. See below for full Access Information including an email contact to send us questions and RSVPs.

This year’s FESTIVAL features the world premiere of NEW WORK commissioned by the FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL by Jahaira Fajardo and Angelica Medina, Star Amerasu, Tajah J and the The Singing Bois.

  • Tajah J

  • AXIS Dance Company

  • Antoine Hunter

  • #kNOwSHADE Vogue Ensemble

  • GAPA Men’s Chorus

  • Jahaira Fajardo & Angelica Medina

  • Javier Stell-Fresquez & Ivy Monteiro

  • J Mase III & Randy Ford

  • Sean Dorsey Dance

  • Lottie Riot

  • New Voices Bay Area TIGQ Chorus

  • Shawna Virago

  • Star Amerasu

  • The Singing Bois

  • Emcee Annalise Ophelian


THURSDAY, JUNE 20

(ASL interpretation provided)

Angelica & Jahaira
Antoine Hunter
AXIS Dance Company
GAPA Men’s Chorus
J Mase III & Randy Ford
Javier Stell-Fresquez & Ivy Monteiro
#kNOwSHADE Vogue Ensemble
Sean Dorsey Dance
Shawna Virago
Star Amerasu
The Singing Bois

emcee Annalise Ophelian
Lobby after-party with DJ La Frida

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

(ASL interpretation provided)

Angelica & Jahaira
Antoine Hunter
J Mase III & Randy Ford
Javier Stell-Fresquez & Ivy Monteiro
#kNOwSHADE Vogue Ensemble
Lottie Riot
New Voices Bay Area TIGQ Chorus
Sean Dorsey Dance
Shawna Virago
Star Amerasu
Tajah J

emcee Annalise Ophelian
Lobby after-party with DJ La Frida

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

(ASL interpretation provided)

Angelica & Jahaira
Antoine Hunter
AXIS Dance Company
GAPA Men’s Chorus
J Mase III & Randy Ford
#kNOwSHADE Vogue Ensemble
Lottie Riot
New Voices Bay Area TIGQ Chorus
Sean Dorsey Dance
Shawna Virago
Tajah J
The Singing Bois

emcee Annalise Ophelian
Lobby after-party with DJ La Frida

 

2019 Fresh Meat Festival COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Lavender Youth Recreation & Information Center (LYRIC), The Shanti Project, St. James Infirmary, Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, Community United Against Violence, SF Women Against Rape, Larkin Street Youth Services, Good Vibrations, TRANS:THRIVE, Wild Fancy

The FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL is a proud part of the 2019 National Queer Arts Festival! Read more about the Queer Cultural Center’s National Queer Arts Festival here….

ACCESSS NOTES:

GENERAL NOTES:
Legal identification (ID) is not required to purchase or pick up tickets. All restrooms are all-gender and wheelchair accessible.

MOBILITY ACCESS:
Z Space is a wheelchair accessible theater with a ramp into the building, and level rolling access within the theater. Seating is provided on floor level for people using wheelchairs and scooters, as well as anyone who cannot climb stairs (there are stairs starting at row 2 to the back of the theater). All tickets are general seating: accessible seating will always be made available upon request at the door — it’s very helpful if you can email us ahead of time to let us know what accommodations you need: please email us at least 3 days in advance: production@freshmeatproductions.org.

ALL-GENDER RESTROOMS:
All bathrooms are wheelchair accessible and designated as all-gender.

ASL ACCESS:
All performances will be ASL interpreted by Pilar Marsh and Cathleen Riddley; reserved ASL seating will be available. It’s helpful if you can please let us know if you need ASL reserved seating: please email us at smf@freshmeatproductions.org.

ARMLESS CHAIRS:
Armless chairs are available in the front row, and may be reserved upon request by emailing smf@freshmeatproductions.org.

NO IDENTIFICATION REQUESTED:
No identification is required to buy or pick up tickets.

FRAGRANCE AND MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITIES:
Although we cannot guarantee a completely scent free space, our goal is to make our events as fragrance-free as possible for the health and safety of performers, audience, staff, and volunteers with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS.)

* Scent-reduced seating will be available – It’s very helpful if you can email us ahead of time to let us know you need scent-reduced reserved seating: please email us at least 3 days in advance: production@freshmeatproductions.org.

* Bathroom products at Z Space will be fragrance free

Here are some great resources on how and why to be fragrance free:

If you have any other access requests or questions please email OUR Access Coordinator: smf@freshmeatproductions.org .