World Premiere Written and Directed by Gian Marco Lo Forte A Pioneers Go East Collective Project
Gemini Stars / Scorpio Stars is devised by Pioneers Go East Collective – a collective of queer artists who research and present LGBTQ and feminist stories. Using live video, vlog content, monologues and music -the work further reflects on coming out stories and self-identifying to the world on youtube, juxtaposed with stories of exclusion and violence in real life. Presenting a humorous look on a bitter topic, the performers reflect on what the community has achieved (or not) using social media.
Featured stories are written, devised and performed by Daniel Diaz, Shane O’Neill, Jess Barbagallo, Niko Tsocanos, Julia Dobner-Pereira, G.J. Dowding, Chloe Piazza, Fleur Voorn. Special musical guest Ombro de Oro.
Design team includes Jon Burklund (video design), Philip Trevino (lighting design), Hao Bai (audio design).
Photos by Jon Burklund
About the Artists
Pioneers Go East Collective creates music-performance that merge storytelling and video documentary. The collective explores stories that are not usually investigated and which reflect social-political vulnerabilities and otherness.