Monday, October 18, 2010

Out and Allied - Tonight!

Please join us tonight in Russell Hall, Gorham Campus for the first performance of the OUT & ALLIED PROJECT.

All shows: 7:30--come support youth writing during National Ally Week

Mon 10/18, USM Gorham, Russell Hall
Tues 10/19 UNE Biddeford, Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center
Wed 10/20, First Parish Church, Congress St. Portland

A huge cast, new writing, some favorites, and the most terrific evening of celebration about life, love, and acceptance. It's not enough to be aware--what can we all do to help our communities be safe & supportive for all our young people?

Add Verb is thrilled to have this production directed by Dr. Meghan Brodie and feature writing of UNE and USM share the stage with youth from other parts of the US and Canada.

Co-sponsored by Add Verb Productions, USM's Theatre Department and Cultural Affairs Committee, Campus Safety Project, Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity, and Women & Gender Studies Program.

Come to USM, UNE or to down town Portland and enjoy the last performance prior to the publishing of the Out & Allied Anthology!

Suitable for middle school and up. Free, though always thankful for donations.

About the project:
What does it mean to be an ally in school? The Out & Allied Project is a dynamic program that centers around teen participants writing performance pieces including short plays, spoken word, and poetry that address issues of cultivating allies among queer and questioning youth. Final pieces receive a staged reading, and may be included in both future performances as well as an anthology of performance pieces on queer and allied issues.