I received an email with information on an exciting opportunity for LGBTQ+ youth and their allies. I’m quoting the whole of the email below to give everyone the full information they need to register.
Kansas City Repertory Theatre is proud to hostThe Future Perfect Project WorkshopSunday, October 21, 2018Noon to 5 pm
In Rehearsal Hall — Room 119Olson Performing Arts CenterLocated on the UMKC campusThis is a free creative workshop for high school and early college-aged youth.The workshop team is led by the writer of the film Trevor which won an Academy Award and inspired the founding of the nationally renowned Trevor Project.To learn more about this terrific opportunity, please visit https://www.thefutureperfectproject.com/Please RSVP to the contacts below.For many queer youth, finding a safe space is an ordeal. Even in today’s seemingly progressive world, LGBTQ+ youth are often dismissed, bullied, and cornered into making a life for themselves on the sidelines. As a young person, you can see into the future. You can see a world more in-line with the values of your generation, which is perhaps too difficult for older generations to perceive right away. Thus, we have a gap. Through autobiographical live performance, and more specifically live music, we are able to express that vision back to our community wholeheartedly and begin to close that gap. We believe that queer & alternative youth hold the creative keys to closing that gap, and we invite you all to join us in a storytelling & songwriting workshop to learn more ways of expressing your vision out to your community.The workshop provides young people with prompts and ideas to further your reflection on LGBTQ+ life and on topics you want to address head-on. You will be offered the tools to transform your reflections into creative expression, and ultimately into a collaborative songwriting exercise. The workshop succeeds in creating pathways for self-discovery, not only for each of you, but also within the larger world in which you function.Join us and share, support and create. Share your voices with each other and beyond.No need to be a performer, although – if you are, that’s great! All input is valued and writing is as powerful as the songs we will create. Your thoughts and experiences are what will propel us into the heart of the workshop.Please RSVP KCRep by emailing Melinda at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lydia at email@example.com and we will save a spot for you.