Work samples

  • Futures Future- Future ancestor
  • Red Amnesia
  • House Show
  • Red Amnesia from Red is Real
    Image of a dance solo in collaboration with a red chair about healing inner child. Red is Real is a Multimedia performance that debuted in the fall of 2021

About Rae

Baltimore City

Rae Red (they/them) is a multimedia performer living in Baltimore, MD. They imbue their projects with playful sincerity while examining ideas of perception and transformation often using the color red as a conduit. They are originally from Albuquerque, NM where they developed… more

Queer. Futures. Past.

“Queer. Futures. Past: I'm a Ghost and So Are You” is a multimedia 

ritual performance and installation. An offering to the LGBTQ+ 

community of Baltimore City to collectively explore notions of queer 

lineage by summoning spirits of the past to build a brighter queer 


“Queer Futures Past: I am Ghost and So Are You” examines personal 

and inherited queer erasure. Rae Red, Cliff Doby, Skye Fort, nine guest 

performers and two visual artists, playfully address their 

secret, ignored, and partially imagined queer lineage through a 

month-long installation at Current Space. Using a playful adaptation of 

spirit photography and sceances of the 1840s as the visual landscape 

of the piece, Queer Futures Past crafts a non-linear narrative 

experience combining personal, familial, and cultural histories, 

summoning spirits, and examining notions of harm and healing.


  • QFP- installation view- ancestor altar
  • QFP- installation view- ancestor poem
  • QFP- installation view- rejected sex toy altar
  • QFP- I'm a ghost
  • QFP- hand washing
  • QFP- final scene
  • QFP- " I want a guy"
  • QFP - Red and Rain

Red is Real

Red is Real (RED BALLAD)

by Rae Red

If Red were a color How would you feel it? Full of excitement. Shimmering and hot. Touching the steam. Sending a shock of adrenalin through your skin. Would it feel electric? Are you aroused? Are you full of shame? Because this is not the time, Not the time to feel lust, And luscious and Dipped in hot red tips And dirty thoughts about the Wrong people And things, and we’re just friends!  

Red is Real (Red Ballad) began in the summer of 2019 and was set to debut in March of 2020, we all know why that didn't happen! We are eternally grateful for the opportunity to bring it back to life and allow it to shift and evolve to become the piece that you see before you tonight! Red Amnesia part 1 and 2 written and directed by Rae Red Accidental Coincidence written and directed by Theresa Columbus Apocolypstic choreographed and directed by Cliff Doby  Shame Wizard created by Francisco Benavides directed by Rae Red
  • Apocolypstick - Red is Real
    Scene about dreams and fantasies and letting go of shame.
  • Semi-Sexi dance - Red is Real
    Dance choreography compiled from videos of actors dancing alone in their rooms. Choreography by Theresa Columbus
  • Final offering - Red is Real
    The final offering of the red juices to the shame alter. The Shame wizard is conducting the ritual for all to partake and was away their shame.
  • Red Amnesia- Red is Real
    Red Amnesia a story about childhood shame performed in front of an animation of Red's own brain.

Red Zone- Elsewhere Artist in Residence

Red Zone, or Red Crypsis, ongoing 



Safety is arbitrary right now as we are navigating a city (and country) where there is no agreed upon standard to stay safe, let alone agreed upon threat to that safety. Red is a color associated with risk taking, it is the color used on maps to mark where COVID cases are surging. The color of greatest danger. For my current pod  family, the Shelter Elsewhere Fellows (Kinari Council, Christian Lee, Thea Cohen, Avery Rose) Red Crypsis  provides bold camouflage to create a sense of shelter and familiarity  within the  danger.  We are camouflaged in this red haven of both vibrance and invisibility. Hiding in plain sight, each moving portrait is unique to the person. Each red environment, a new configuration of objects, a labor of love and an offering to them, an act of care to help them find comfort in the Red Zone.