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On Stage! Theater and Dialogue with Homeless Queers of NYC

idea by theforumproject
On Stage! Theater and Dialogue with Homeless Queers of NYC

Website

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http://theforumproject.org/queerhomelessonstage/

Twitter handle

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@theforumproject

Overview of Idea

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The queer and trans community of NYC take the stage to share their stories through theater! Using Theatre of the Oppressed, performances creatively spark dialogue and engage the audience to address the issues of homelessness. A partnership between The Forum Project and Queers for Economic Justice

The Specifics: What will the $5,000 fund?

This program will provide queer and trans shelter residents with tools to address homelessness and communicate their stories to others, and will motivate the larger community to take action! This grant will help launch the project, which we hope to make an ongoing program.

Our budget is razor-thin! This grant will cover the participation of 15-20 queer, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender-nonconforming shelter residents:
TRAVEL via public transportation to/from workshop, performance and possible rehearsals.
FOOD, since they will miss meals at the shelter.
PERFORMANCE COSTS, including theater rental and costumes.
PRINTING COSTS for outreaching to the community.
STAFF SUPPORT to fund social workers, organizers and experts

Discussion
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This is very awesome. I work on a news paper in CT called beat of the street. I would love to chat feature you all in our news letter. its a paper that advocates for homeless people in ct. I really hope you get funding because we are trying to start something similar and funding is very difficult but so necessary.

by dajavon.davis
over 2 years ago | Reply

It's a shame they didn't give smaller awards to the runner-ups... Maybe you could leverage your publicity with an indiegogo campaign and raise at least a few hundred dollars for supplies and stuff?

by suzie.cixous
over 2 years ago | Reply

Good luck, QEJ! I'm rooting for you - you are the BEST and I really want to see this performance!

by beckjordanyoung
over 2 years ago | Reply

Good Luck!

by janelle.kelly.184
over 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks so much! Help us spread the word--we're three hours away from possibly winning!

by theforumproject
over 2 years ago | Reply

Good luck!

by suzie.cixous
over 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you so much!

by theforumproject
over 2 years ago | Reply

Voted! good luck x

by stripeylucyb
over 2 years ago | Reply

Love QEJ and The Forum Project

by antuanjohnson
over 2 years ago | Reply

I just forwarded this vote request to our national Gay Theatre list! Hope it bolsters your votes! Great project! And keep us posted on your progress!

Gay Theatre on Yahoo Groups is a forum for those who present, create, or just enjoy gay-themed theatre in the world. It is a great resource for gay theatre information, a place to promote your work, writing, productions, to just talk about things you've seen, or to find out what might be happening in your neck of the woods, or a far away place that you may be traveling. We're scouting for information and new members. Spread the word to your theatre friends. There is a calendar, and an e-list. And the best thing is, unlike FB, information doesn't whiz by so fast you'll miss it if you have hundreds of 'friends' who post about what they ate for lunch, or share more apps than actually talk.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gaytheatre/

by William.E.Mann
over 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you William! We really appreciate it!

by theforumproject
over 2 years ago | Reply

I saw the first performance and it was very moving. Keep up the good work QEJ !!!

by qtalk.qcrew
over 2 years ago | Reply

So glad you were there! We appreciate your support and hope to be able to do this again soon. Please help spread the word!

by theforumproject
over 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you, QEJ! Such a powerful event. The event inspired so many people, and it has moved us to get many more volunteers from within the shelter system. Great stuff.

by viv.andreani
over 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you for the kind words and your vote! We're looking forward to continuing this work with such a vibrant but underresourced community and we can't do it without your help! Please spread the word!

by theforumproject
over 2 years ago | Reply

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Award_topvotedidea
$5,000
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Submission Began
Wednesday, July 11

Submission Ended
Wednesday, August 08
at 12:00 PM PDT

Circle-2-inactive Step2-title-voting-inactive

Voting Began
Thursday, August 09

Voting Ended
Thursday, August 23
at 12:00 PM PDT

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Flint Local 432 - Production Improvements
Flint Local 432 - Production Improvements

Winner Announced
Thursday, August 23

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