2024 FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL of transgender and queer performance

The 2024 FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL of trans and queer performance features world premieres by FRESH WORKS! Commissioned artists CHRISTOPHER SMITH, Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi, LBXX, and Mark Travis Rivera,
(and many more artists and ensembles!)

The wildly-popular FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL of Trans & Queer Performance is back with edgy, exquisite, extraordinary dance, theater and live music … and is brimming with world premieres!

Hula superstars, Deaf theater pioneers, queer Salsa champions, Trans-americana music, voguing, taiko, hip-hop, comedy, Bomba music and dance, and much MORE! The 23rd annual FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL is thrilled to premiere 4 pieces commissioned especially for the festival by our 2024 FRESH WORKS! commissioned artists: LBXX, Christopher Smith, Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi and Mark Travis Rivera.

More festival artists include Batey Tambó, DJ ONYX MOSCHINO ESCADA, Iman, Lottie Riot, Monarchs, Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu, Queer Taiko, Sean Dorsey Dance, Shawna Virago, and femme-cee Churro Nomi!

KN95 masks will be provided and required. ASL Interpretation will be at all performances. Z Space theater is wheelchair accessible and has all-gender bathrooms.

Full lineup announced: May 13
Tickets go on sale: May 13

Date & Time:


Z Space
450 Florida Street
San Francisco, CA

Program A Friday 6/21 8pm (with ASL interpretation)

Program A Saturday 6/22 2pm  (with ASL interpretation)

Program B Saturday 6/22 8pm  (with ASL interpretation)

Program B Sunday 6/23 2pm  (with ASL interpretation)


Batey Tambó
Sean Dorsey Dance
Shawna Virago
Christopher Smith
Lottie Riot


Mark Travis Rivera
Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu
Queer Taiko
Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi


  • Z Space’s entrance, lobby, bathrooms and audience seating areas are all wheelchair accessible.
  • The front row of theater seats are at floor level; all other rows of seating are on risers and require climbing stairs. The front row will be reserved for accessible seating, wheelchair users, mobility-device users, and people who would like to use extra-wide, armless chairs. 
  • The front row of seating features armless chairs; all other chairs in the theater have non-moveable arms.
  • If you need to reserve accessible seating, please email us at Please specify your access need (eg. if you’re a wheelchair user coming with one companion; if you need an extra-wide, armless chair; if you need to be seated in the ASL seating area).
  • Z Space’s bathrooms are all-gender.
  • Identification (ID) is not required to purchase or pick up tickets.


  • Audience is required to be KN95 masked for the entirety of their time inside the building. Our staff will provide KN95 masks to everyone before they enter the building (unless someone’s disability, chronic illness or health condition means they cannot wear a mask).
  • By attending the Fresh Meat Festival, you agree to the following:
    • You do not have any signs of contagious illness (COVID or otherwise), including pink eye, that aren’t fully explained by a non-contagious health condition that you have
    • If you have had COVID, it’s been at least 10 days since your first symptoms or positive test if you were asymptomatic.