Originally commissioned in 2013 by the Miami Theater Center to inaugurate its SandBox Contemporary Series, PIE SOLO is Pioneer Winter's first solo work. A 60-minute reinterpretation of the 'one-man show', Pioneer Winter examines faith in religion and culture from the vantage points of sexuality, age, and queerness. Video installation, tap dancing, and stripping draw the audience into an intimate and interactive dialogue blending humor, isolation, and anecdote.
Pioneer Winter calls his multimedia work PIE SOLO a “quarter-life” interpretation of the classic one-man show, to which he added an updated, personal touch to engage a contemporary mature audience. “While in traditional one-man shows, the performer regales the audience with humorous anecdotes, snappy dance routines, and music, my take is slightly darker and sexual, although there are funny moments,” says Winter. “In PIE SOLO, I combine anecdotes, tap and contemporary dance, and music to illustrate the story of a young performer who straddles the line between exhaustion and exhilaration.”