Pioneers Go East Collective
What does it take to be a star?
A Meta creative journey
Pioneers Go East Collective:
Performed and written by Bree Breeden, Daniel Diaz,
Anabella Lenzu, Kurt Phelan
Video performance featuring Activist, writer Agosto Machado.
Written and directed by Gian Marco Riccardo Lo Forte
written and production design by Philip Treviño
Choreography Beth Graczyk
cinematography Kathleen Kelley
video recording Jon Burklund
sound design Ryan William Downey
LUCKY STAR is a hybrid performance and video-art installation inspired by icons of the
performance art scene in the 1970s coming out of Club 57 and The Pyramid Club. Borrowing
vaudeville fabulousness to celebrate queer bodies, the objectification, creative endurance, and
pursuit of artistic stardom, LUCKY STAR is queer, trippy irreverent, with performers cast as
alternate-universe superstar versions of themselves. A meta creative and experiential
performance, the stars on stage tell heartfelt stories and recount their struggles to becoming
stars. They are self-reflective, and are looking in a mirror at their image, while in the corner of
the room, they see the poster of their favorite teenage icon, looking back at them.
Ultimately,LUCKY STAR invites viewers to witness stories of queer resilience, beauty, and the pursuit of artistic stardom.