Launched in partnership with The LGBT Community Center, Pioneers Go East Collective’s Out-FRONT! Fest. is a dance, film, and cross-disciplinary festival championing the voices of LGBTQ and feminist artists for a lively exchange of art and culture. Curated by Gian Marco Riccardo Lo Forte, Hilary Brown-Istrefi, and Philip Treviño, witness different generations of artists exploring bold performance modes each evening.
Performances and films are free. Donations are suggested on a sliding scale. All are welcome!
Out-FRONT! Fest. takes place January 12–19, 2023, in New York City.
The LGBT Community Center
208 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
Visit pioneersgoeast.org for program details and to reserve your spot.
Out-FRONT! Fest. Schedule
The Kitchen Sink Wrangler at the Midnight Rodeo
Thursday, January 12, 2023, 8pm
Friday, January 13, 2023, 8pm
Arien Wilkerson with Chloe Newton and Kwami Winfield
835 Hours of Hope & Despair
Saturday, January 14, 2023, 8pm
Sunday, January 15, 2023, 5:30pm
Pioneers Go East Collective with ALEXA Grae, Joey Kipp, and Daniel Diaz
Friday, January 13, 2023, 6–8pm
Saturday, January 14, 2023, 6–8pm
Audience members may come and go during the hours of the performance installation.
Jasmine Hearn in collaboration with Nora Alami, Angie Pittman, and Myssi Robinson
salt and Spirit
Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 7pm
Thursday, January 19, 2023 8pm
COLLUSIONS OF GRANDEUR – transfiguration
Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 8pm
Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 8pm
Listen to your Mother
Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 7pm
Thursday, January 19, 2023, 7pm
Thursday, January 19, 2023, 12–6pm
Films by Cara Hagan, Yasmeen Enahora, Angela Schöpke Gonzalez with Mario Vircha, Zach Rothman Hicks, and Lindy Fines with Greyzone
Accessibility: The LGBT Community Center is a wheelchair-accessible space. The introductions for each event will be scripted with captioning shown through projection.
The filmmaker and visual artist tells stories that speak directly to Native audiences while not over-explaining meaning for non-Native viewers
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Miguel Calderón examines class, violence, and corruption in Mexican society with macabre, irreverent humor.
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Robert Legorreta, also known as “Cyclona,” discusses the origins of his performance art and ongoing political activism.