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VIRGO STAR at La MaMa
Pioneers Go East Collective
La MaMa to present
The World Premiere of Pioneers Go East Collective’s VIRGO STAR in NYC,
An intimate interactive performance, written and devised by the Pioneers Go East Collective -ˇ Gian Marco
Riccardo Lo Forte and Daniel Diaz, in collaboration with Philip Trevino, Anabella Lenzu and
artist/writer/activist Agosto Machado, and directed by Gian Marco Riccardo Lo Forte.
Queering the cinematic tropes of classic western films, VIRGO STAR explores and explodes
the myth of the American Cowboy, examining same-ˇsex intimacy, self-ˇawareness and the fear
of being marginalized in a fictional West. Devised and performed by a collective of LGBTQ and
feminist artists, this thought-ˇprovoking performance fuses personal storytelling, movement and
Featured performance artists include Bree Breeden, Daniel Diaz, Anabella Lenzu, Gerard
Minaya and Agosto Machado. Guest songwriter Chris Riffle.
The production team includes Beth Graczyk (Choreography), Hao Bai (Video Design), Jon
Burklund (Cinematography), Philip Trevi.o (Set & Lighting Design), Gavin Price (Sound
Design), Daniel Diaz (Costume Design) and Dmitri Barcomi (Stage Manager).
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