2013 Legislative Theatre Festival: Save the Drama

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May 17th-19th, 2013 @ St. Luke in the Fields

This festival featured forum theatre troupes from three community organizations serving the LGBTQ youth homeless population of New York City: the Ali Forney Center, the Hetrick-Martin Institute, & The Door.

These troupes came together with City Council members, activists, and a host of community organizations to investigate, debate and transform – theatrically - the immediate challenges facing NYC's LGBTQ homeless youth. The festival included performances based on the actors' real-life experiences, a legislative theatre session, workshops and community dialogue.

“Moved and inspired by the #LGBTQ youth and their powerful performances/stories!” - NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer

"The experience was bracing, and thought-provoking, in several ways. It is a tonic in this time of theatergoers’ Tony obsession to contemplate TONYC. How many theatergoers leave Kinky Boots aware of the Community Safety Act?...I know of no other local theater company besides Theatre of the Oppressed NYC that focuses with such clarity and conviction not just on politics but on problem-solving and practical political results." - Jonathan Mandell, New York Theater.

SPRING TO ACTION FESTIVAL 2013: GAY NYC YOUTH, CITY OFFICIALS JOIN FORCES IN THEATER PROJECT
Huffington Post, April 19, 2013

All the World's A Stage
Gay City News, July 16, 2013

LEGISLATORS JOIN LGBT HOMELESS YOUTH IN THEATRE PERFORMANCE
Metro, May 16, 2013

THE PEOPLE'S THEATRE
Next Mag, May 8, 2013

LOCAL RESIDENTS PERFORM IN "MEMORIES OF THE FUTURE," A PLAY EXPLORING SENTIMENT ABOUT SPOFFORD YOUTH JAIL
Daily News, May 5, 2013

TONYC INTERVIEW ON THE ARTSYFARTSYSHOW 
WBAI, April 30, 2013

Design: Risa Takeuchi '16; Design Corps
Pratt Institute, designcorps.pratt.edu

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