PLANET QUEER is a LGBTQ+ art collective that produces performance events, film and music festivals, mentoring, and more. We are committed to providing a consistent venue for the development of new LGBTQ+ work in order to further the liberation of all people with creativity and community. PQ has been a major hub for Los Angeles underground experimental queer performance since 2012 featuring more than 600 LGBTQ+ artists.
Performance activist Ian MacKinnon hosts a monthly cabaret featuring performance art, music, dance, film, burlesque, drag, and anything queer and experimental.
Previously PQ was known as "Queer Mondays" which was an un-curated, non-elitist, queer performance event that ran monthly from 2009 to 2012 at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica.
meet the team
Travis Wood has a lifelong background and a love for the arts. He holds a BA in Business Nonprofit Management and queer theory from Antioch University Los Angeles and is a certified nonprofit professional. He is the co-creator and producer of Planet Queer. He has also appeared as a performance artist in clubs, alleys, street corners, theaters, and festivals throughout California. He’s a lifetime member of The Dream Circus Theatre and producer of The Adonis Project, NSFW Film Fest, and Get More Gay Performance Workshops with Ian MacKinnon.
Ian MacKinnon is a GLAAD award nominated solo performer and activist who creates pieces in theaters, clubs, performance spaces, art galleries, museums, and classrooms. His solo shows have played all over the US and California at theaters, festivals and universities. Ian is co-creator, producer, and host of Planet Queer. He is also co-creator and Producer of The Adonis Project, NSFW Film Fest, and Get More Gay Performance Workshops. Ian holds a MA in Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and a BFA in Theater from Southern Methodist University.