The Theatre for Change project aims to (1) generate dialogue around issues of diversity and inclusion by collecting stories from LGBT kids within the schools and developing theatre pieces about these school experiences; and (2) serve as an opportunity for students to share their stories in the community and become active participants in making change in schools. Students who choose to participate in the theatre troupe will have the opportunity to share their stories in the community and take an active role in improving school climate for LGBTQ students. These theatre pieces will then be taken back into the schools and performed with the intent of educating local youth about the various ways that LGBTQ students are limited in their opportunities to participate in the school environment. Students will then have opportunities to engage in dialogue about creating a school environment that is affirming for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
In 2010 and 2011, the troupe performed dramatic pieces addressing the harassment of LGBTQ youth throughout CNY. The works were based on the stories of CNY high school students. The troupe is currently without a graduate student leader and not meeting at this time.
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