2022 FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL a joyous success!

Love and thanks to all those who joined us for our online 21st annual FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL of trans and queer performance June 16-26!

The festival featured two weeks of online performances and offering WORLD PREMIERES commissioned especially for our 21st annual festival! These powerful programs featured folklórico, hip-hop, modern dance, vogue, contemporary R&B, tap dance, Son Jarocho, comedy, storytelling, disabled dance pioneers, ballroom and much more.

2022 FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL featured over 40 ARTISTS

This year, we expanded to an online TWO WEEK FESTIVAL – and all tickets were FREE!  All programs were Closed Captioned for Deaf and Hard-of-hearing audiences.

The 2022 FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL featured some of the Bay Area and the nation’s most innovative transgender, gender-nonconforming and queer artists, with performances by:  Alex “Glamputee” Locust, amara tabor-smith, Angelica & Jahaira, Angie & Audrey, B Noel Thomas, Ballet 22, Cindy Emch, Cuauhtémoc Peranda, DANDY, dani tirrell + J Mase III + Randy Ford, David Slaney, Dear Queer Dancer, Detour Dance, Felipe & Tiago, Folclórico Colibrí, JanpiStar, LAFEMMEBEAR, Landa Lakes, Lottie Riot, Luna Ninja, NAKA Dance Theater, Marcus Zebra Smith, NEVE, Omar and Milton, Pioneer Winter Collective, Sean Dorsey Dance, Shawna Virago, Shrouk El-Attar, Silk Worm, Sir JoQ, Tajah J, Tina Cavvichio, Tosha Jorden, Toby MacNutt, Truc Nguyen, UNA aka EXhotIC OTHER, and Vanessa Sanchez and La Mezcla, and many more. Read and learn more about these festival artists here!

2022 FRESH WORKS! Commissioned Artists

The 2022 FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL featured world premieres commissioned by our FRESH WORKS! Program – with brilliant new works by: Alex “Glamputee” Locust and LOTUS BOY, JanpiStar, Landa Lakes, and SirJoQ. And in coming months, we’ll be sharing 2 more FRESH WORKS! Commissions by B Noel Thomas and Silk Worm!