Long a home for queer artists and their adventurous works, The Tank (Meghan Finn, Artistic Director; Johnny G. Lloyd, Director of Artistic Development; Molly Fitzmaurice, Managing Producer) has announced initial programming for its annual PrideFest. Every year in June, The Tank opens the floor to a wide variety of performances and discussions surrounding the topics of sexuality, gender, and equality, old battles and new ways of fighting them. Now in its 9th year, PrideFest will take place at The Tank (312 W 36th St, New York, NY, 10018).
Curated by Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin and Gabriel Torres and running June 16-25, PrideFest 2023 will highlight work that celebrates the queer community in its healing; addresses challenges that are faced as we strive for rights, representation and justice; and presents new ideas and perceptions on how we define ourselves individually, within our own community and in the global community at large. Whether through unity or discordance, these performances and discussions, workshops and forums, ought to shed light on the dynamic individuals and groups who make up the vibrant LGBTQIA+ community, and help us understand where we’ve come from, where we are, and where we can go.
PrideFest will feature new work by artists including Emily Aviles, Ella Baldwin, Júlia Cerqueira, Scout Davis, Leo Diaz, Emily Drossell, Stephen Dym, Stephen Hill, Aliyah Hunter, Kenneth Keng, Adin Lenahan, Dauris Martinez, Brandon Monokian, Ashley Lauren Rogers, Jordan Rutter-Corvato and Ricky Sim.
Tickets begin at $15 and are available by visiting TheTankNYC.org/PrideFest-2023. That website will also detail a baker’s dozen of events; additional programming and details for PrideFest will be announced at a later date.