HBO Announces ‘The Studio’, A Creative Experience Celebrating The LGBTQ+ Community Coming To Provincetown This Summer

HBO introduces The Studio, an engaging and cultural pop-up celebrating the deepening understanding of all things LGBTQ+.

The Studio will serve as a cultural hub for art, entertainment and creativity for seven weeks over the Summer, with workshops, classes, screenings and social events to bring together the boundary breakers of the queer community and celebrate the nuanced intersection of identities.

The Studio will offer inclusive and interactive programming from July 2 through August 19. For more info on The Studio and its Summer programming, please visit studiobyhbo.com.

Provincetown has drawn artists and creative thinkers for generations and is the top destination for LGBTQ+ travelers. More than 70,000 visitors flock to the coastal town over the Summer months to participate in festive themed-weeks such as Bear Week, Girl Splash and Family Week.

“We are thrilled to be creating a space with partners we’ve admired and whose past partnerships have contributed greatly to our brand. Storytelling is at the heart of HBO and we are proud of our long legacy of LGBTQ narratives and inclusion. We couldn’t be more excited to explore the modern context of the artform with some of the most prominent and progressive voices in the community today,” said Jackie Gagne, Vice President, Multicultural Marketing at HBO

Programming at The Studio will draw on Provincetown’s queer history and rich LGBTQ diversity. New York-based non-profit Queer|Art will curate a rotating gallery of work by artists from their celebrated Mentorship program, and Provincetown’s most famous drag queens will host weekly trivia happy hours and storytime sessions (during Family Week).

Other weekly events scheduled to take place in the space include intimate discussions with independent gay media outlets such as Gayletter, Hello Mr., INTO and their influencers, yoga classes, a DIY costume and makeup bar, screenings, a Big Gay Ice Cream social with exclusive flavors developed just for The Studio, and the publication of a weekly collectible ‘zine.

Guests can also stop by the swag bar for unique daily items designed in partnership with local merchants.  Food and beverage for events at The Studio will be provided in partnership with local restaurant, Patio.

PROSPECTIVE WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

July 2-8 (Independence Week):

  • Musical Performance at the Pilgrim Monument in partnership with LoveLoud
  • “Believer” screening
  • OUT hosts live podcast recordings
  • Queer|Art presents artists Liz Collins and Anna Campbell (Opening July 6)

July 9-15 (Bear Week):

  • “High Maintenance” screening
  • GAYLETTER hosts arts & crafts classes and a bear hug booth
  • Queer|Art presents artists Liz Collins and Anna Campbell

July 16-22 (Girl Splash):

  • “Westworld” screening
  • Intimate conversation with editors of THE ADVOCATE
  • Queer|Art presents artists Pamela Sneed and Heather Lynn Johnson (Opening July 20), with Liz Collins and Anna Campbell

July 23-29:

  • “Insecure” screening
  • THE TENTH hosts ‘Cali to Cod’ Party
  • Queer|Art presents artists Pamela Sneed and Heather Lynn Johnson

July 30-August 5 (Family Week):

  • Sesame Street Costumed Characters
  • Screenings of HBO Kids Programming
  • THEM hosts a panel on “How To Be An Ally To Your Child” and “Being Queer Today”
  • Queer|Art presents artists Pamela Sneed and Heather Lynn Johnson

August 6-12:

  • “Sharp Objects” screening
  • INTO hosts live podcast recordings of ‘Food 4 Thot’
  • Queer|Art presents artists Geoffrey Chadsey and Troy Michie (Opening August 10), with Pamela Sneed and Heather Lynn Johnson

Aug. 13-19 (Carnival Week):

  • “Big Little Lies” screening
  • HELLO MR. hosts [TBD]
  • Queer|Art presents artists Geoffrey Chadsey and Troy Michie

***Please Note: Scheduled programming is subject to change.***

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