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about us

PLANET QUEER is a LGBTQ+ monthly cabaret featuring performance art, music, dance, film, burlesque, drag, and anything queer and experimental.  


We are committed to providing a consistent venue for the development of new LGBTQ+ work in order to further the liberation of all people through creativity and community. PQ has been a hub for LA underground performance since 2012. 

PQ was previously known as "Queer Mondays", a non-elitist performance event that ran monthly from 2009 to 2012 at Highways in Santa Monica.

Image by Matt Gross

meet the team

photo of Travis Wood

Travis Wood

Executive Director

Travis Wood is an arts professional with a lifelong passion for creative expression.  He holds a Business degree (Nonprofit Management) and is certified as a nonprofit professional (CNP). Additionally, he holds a BA in Queer Theory from Antioch University Los Angeles, which has helped him develop a unique perspective on the intersection of art, culture, and identity.


Travis is the co-creator and producer of Planet Queer. He's also an accomplished performance artist and film-maker having graced clubs, alleys, street corners, theaters, and festivals throughout California.


As a lifetime member of The Dream Circus Theatre, Travis has contributed to countless productions and experiences within the circus and electronica scene. He's also produced The Adonis Project, NSFW Film Fest (creator and producer), and Get More Gay Performance Workshops with Ian MacKinnon.


Ian MacKinnon

Ian MacKinnon

Creative Director

& Host

Ian MacKinnon is a GLAAD award-nominated artist who has performed all across California at theaters, festivals, universities and more. He has produced and curated countless shows independently and for The City of West Hollywood, Grand Park DTLA, Antioch University and more. Past events include: LA Voices PROUD Stories, Gay Hist-Orgy, The Discount Cruise to Hell, Naked Creatures, Rehearsal for the Destruction of Atlantis and more. Through his collaborations with Travis Wood, Ian co-created Planet Queer, The Adonis Project, NSFW Film Fest, and Get More Gay Performance Workshops, all of which have helped to showcase emerging talent and support the LGBTQ+ community.

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