TQ Live! Returns with Evening of Queer Performances at the Carnegie Museum of Art

Posted on August 16, 2021

TQ Live! presents a resplendently queer evening of dazzling performances: music, dance, drag, spoken word, comedy, pole work, video, and more. TQ Live! takes place in Carnegie Museum of Art’s outside courtyard on August 27 at 7:00 PM and features artists and performers from the many LGBTQIA+ communities in the Pittsburgh region and beyond.

This seventh installment of the annual performance series is organized by Professors Suzie Silver and Scott Andrew along with Joseph Hall and guest curator sarah huny young and is co-presented by the Carnegie Museum of Art.

Advanced tickets preferred (there will be a max capacity), but walkups are welcome too! Suggested donation for the event is $10 or pay what you can.

Hosted by Joseph Hall and co-hosted by Duane Binion, this year’s line-up includes performances by:
The Dragon Sisters (NYC)
TQ Live! 2021’s headliners, The Dragon Sisters (Issa & OD), are a multidisciplinary nightlife duo based in Brooklyn. They are equal parts hip hop, pop, and classical. Conceived in the dance theater world, the sisters have stormed stages across the globe. Through their 12 yrs as best friends, these two sisters have found the need to share love, peace, kindness and excellence through their art.
Caleb Gonzales (dance)
Drake Phouasavanh (dance)
Ensilence (musical performance)
Luna Plexus (pole dance)
Pissy Mattress (drag performance)
Remy Black (drag performance)
Samira Mendoza (musical performance)
SUPA’ NxC (musical performance)
The Childlike Empress (musical performance)
With video portraits from the series “Life is Drag”, by Rachel Rampleman (NYC)

Tipping dancers and drag artists is suggested and highly encouraged.

TQ Live! is recommended for mature audiences only (18+)

TQ Live! 2021 is supported by the Opportunity Fund, Carnegie Mellon University School of Art, the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, the Sylvia and David Steiner Speaker Series.