Spring to Action: Gay youth, city officials team up for theater project

Rainbow_flag_breezeBY GLENNISHA MORGAN
Huffington Post Gay Voices

A three-day festival will use live theater to prompt policy change as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) homeless youth perform plays inspired by their own challenges and are joined onstage by city officials, professional actors and audience members to identify legislative solutions. The festival titled “Spring to Action Festival 2013” is the brainchild of Theatre of the Oppressed NYC (TONYC).

The festival takes place May 17-19, 2013 at the Church of Saint Luke in the Fields located in Greenwich Village. There will be performances created by ensembles from The Hetrick-Martin InstituteThe Ali Forney Center andThe Door.”There’s going to be lots of music and dancing with the actors,” Katy Rubin, the troupe’s founding artistic director, said.

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