The It Gets Better Project JourneyCompany members will conduct a multimedia journey through the brief but powerful history of the It Gets Better Project, including a detailed discussion of the development of the live stage work, It Gets Better. Artists will share their personal stories and offer reflections about the mission of It Gets Better -‐ including experiences on the road with the production. Will address some of the controversy about the It Gets Better Project and challenge the audience to reflect on the next steps in the journey to create a safe, supportive climate for all young people. (50 min. including Q&A; maximum participants: 40) Read More »
The It Gets Better World CaféWorld Café is an emerging global facilitation model for community dialogue utilizing the approach of appreciative inquiry. It Gets Better company members will facilitate a thoughtful dialogue among 12-‐36 participants to examine the state of LGBT life in the community. Participants (to be secured by local presenters) may include representatives from local LGBT organizations and support services, prominent local LGBT individuals, local elected officials, local school administrators or faculty leaders, and – as appropriate – students, members of law enforcement, or spiritual leaders. This structured, impartial facilitation model will advance dialogue toward mutual agreements and meaningful plans for the future. (120–180 min) Read More »
The It Gets Better Choral Music ProgramEach community will identify a local choir suitable for performance on stage with the company artists (subject to approval by the Company). The local chorus will receive advance music and training materials and will work for a minimum of three two-‐hour rehearsals with the cast under the direction of the Company Music Director during the week in residence. One rehearsal will be held in the performance space in advance of Company load in, to be coordinated by the presenter. Selected chorus should consist of 25–80 individuals.
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