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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


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 versatile performer, community activist, and GLAAD award-nominated artist with an unparalleled passion for the arts. Ian has captivated audiences across California with his unique solo shows, which have been showcased at theaters, festivals, and universities throughout the state.

As a tireless host, performer, and producer of queer events, Ian has been involved with countless unforgettable shows, including XTube Live, The Discount Cruise to Hell, Naked Creatures, Homo-Harvest, and Rehearsal for the Destruction of Atlantis and more. Through his collaborations with Travis Wood and other artists, Ian has co-created and produced 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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