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Fresh Meat Productions creates, presents and tours year-round transgender and queer arts programs. Our award-winning programs build community, invest in trans and queer artists as powerful agents of change, promote transgender expression and visibility, provide mentorship and learning, promote social justice and transform culture.

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Our annual festival of transgender and queer performance is celebrated for its innovation and artistic excellence. The only event of its kind in US, the Fresh Meat Festival features the nation’s leading transgender and queer dance, theater, music and multi-disciplinary performance artists. Advance tickets are recommended for the Fresh Meat Festival (always the third weekend of June), as this popular event sells out quickly.




Our resident dance company Sean Dorsey Dance performs Artistic Director Sean Dorsey’s award-winning choreography at home and on tour. Named “San Francisco’s Best Dance Company” (SF Weekly) and in the nation’s “Top 25 To Watch” (Dance Magazine), Dorsey is the nation’s first acclaimed transgender contemporary dance choreographer. Sean Dorsey Dance’s Home Season in San Francisco is in April/May, and the company is available for national and international tour bookings. Sean Dorsey Dance’s new work BOYS IN TROUBLE is launching a 20-city 2-year tour, and THE MISSING GENERATION is currently touring to 20 cities.




Artistic Director Sean DorseySean Dorsey Dance and Fresh Meat Festival artists and are available for performances, teaching, lecture/demos, artist talks and workshops. Sean Dorsey Dance is currently accepting tour inquiries and bookings for THE MISSING GENERATION and BOYS IN TROUBLE. These works travel with LGBTQ Community Engagement residencies. Sean Dorsey is available for guest teaching, lectures and teaching residencies. Contact us for more information…



TRANSform Dance

TRANSform Dance is our national education program that provides resources, education and leadership development in order to identify and remove systemic barriers, increase trans/gnc participation and leadership, and advance trans equity in Dance.

TRANSform Dance’s activities are offered during residencies or short-term visits with dance schools, service organizations, presenters, conferences and convenings, venues, dance companies and other nonprofit arts organizations.

TRANSform Dance’s activities include:

  • Trans-led workshops and class series for trans/gnc communities
  • Trans-led workshops and class series for mixed (cisgender and trans) populations
  • Sean Dorsey as guest teaching artist/instructor at dance departments, schools and conservatories
  • Lectures and speaking engagements
  • “DANCE YOUR STORY!” dance and self-expression workshops for trans/gnc communities
  • Trans-101 and Trans-201 literacy trainings for dance schools, theaters, service organizations, presenters, dance companies and nonprofits

Read more about TRANSform Dance…




Artistic Director Sean Dorsey and Sean Dorsey Dance conduct Generations Positive – LGBTQ Community Engagement Residencies – these week-long residencies feature free activities that create opportunities for transgender, gender-non-conforming, LGBTQ, HIV+ and allied people to dance, learn, talk and build community. Learn more about Generations Positive…

Generations Positive residencies travel with Sean Dorsey Dance’s touring performances of THE MISSING GENERATION – and are also available to be booked as a stand-alone residency. Bring Generations Positive to YOUR community: Contact us to bring Generations Positive to YOUR community.




Fresh Meat Productions conducts Dance Your Story Community Residencies that bring participatory workshops to underserved communities whose transgender and queer residents have limited access to LGBTQ arts and arts programs that authentically reflect their lives. Residencies include workshops, classes and performances. Contact us for more information…




Fresh Meat Productions works in collaboration with other nonprofit community organizations to co-produce programs and events throughout the year. We  collaborate with and work in solidarity with other transgender, queer and LGBTQ people of color organizations. Contact us with a proposal or for more information…




Fresh Meat Productions’ Arts Services Program builds the capacity of emerging transgender arts organizations.