Video Open Call

Trans-Q Television is seeking short video works to be included in upcoming episodes of a new web-based variety show exploring gender expression, sexuality, desire, and ecstatic acts of being.

Trans-Q Television’s focus is primarily on gender nonconformity and queer/trans issues and themes.  We are looking for a variety of approaches including but not limited to: stand-up theory, micro documentaries, animation, interviews, literary presentations, performance art, musical performances, sketch comedy, and the uncategorizable.

How to submit:

Deadline to be included in our first episode: November 23, 2012

Deadline for other episodes: Ongoing

Length: Videos should be between 10 seconds and 1.5 minutes in duration.

Please upload your video to Vimeo or YouTube and send an email with your link/password along with your name, video title, year, and a short (100 to 200 word) description to

When your video is selected, we will contact you to make arrangements to receive a show-ready copy.

Questions/More Information Contact: Suzie Silver (

About Trans-Q Television
Trans-Q Television’s goal is to produce a humorous and provocative show exploring gender nonconformity and highlighting queer and trans issues and themes.  We envision and online Dadaist Variety Show for the 21st Century, a truly warped combination of Lawrence Wel, Andy Warhol’s TV, Ernie Kovacs, Sonny & Cher, Flip Wilson, Carol Burnett and Wigstock.

Much of our content is produced here in our home base of Pittsburgh, PA with crews being dispatched to NYC and other locations whenever possible.

Segments we are finishing up for upcoming episodes include:
• A talk show/performance with SSION (a smart, subversive, pop-song performance project led by Cody Critcheloe).
• An interview and performance by NYC-based performance artist and dancer Narcissister (prominent night-life figure at venues like ‘The Box’).
• A musical performance by NYC-based artist Sabrina Chap (a neo-burlesque musician and editor of feminist literature).
• A reading of new work by Max Steele (NYC-based zine writer and performance artist).
• An all trans/drag soap opera, Mercury in Retrograde, written by Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst, directed by Rhys Ernst, and starring Zackary Drucker and members of Trans-Q Television. Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst are a Los Angeles-based artist/filmmaker couple whose individual and collaborative work addresses, respectively, trans-feminine and trans-masculine experience.


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