Monthly Member Updates | May 2018

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MAY 2018

Briyana Clarel (Austin, TX)

The Starfruit Project Highlights Artists of Color!

Briyana has launched the Starfruit Project. The Starfruit Project creates resources and spaces to help queer & trans / people of color use the arts for healing. The blog currently features interviews on creativity, healing, and growth with poet Jackie Torres and AfroQueer author Tarik Daniels. The Starfruit Project was founded by PYTA member Briyana D. Clarel. Stay tuned for more interviews and future programming!

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

May 15th: Youth-Elders Initiative Long Table

Ongoing youth nights, workshops, and open mic nights:

Center for Applied Theatre and Active Culture​, QuTheatr (Akron, OH)

Held a final audition/workshop/meeting on April 14th.

Company Q (Lexington, KY)

Performances scheduled for June 8th-10th. Looking for a few new members due to some folks having to drop out.

Creative Action (Austin, TX)

Holding auditions for next season on may15th and 17th, more info here:

Also, held a teen programs open house on April 19th.

The Door (New York, NY)

Held Joining in Justice fundraiser and celebration, photos here:

Dance Crew, "Beyond the Door" awarded Overall Creative Performance at the Crossroads Talent Showcase

Gerald Aviles (Waterville, ME)

Our new Youth Member!

Neutral Zone, Riot Youth (Ann Arbor, MI)

June 2nd: Live on Washington: A teen-organized art and music festival

New Conservatory Theatre Center (San Francisco, CA)

YouthAware program presented "Outspoken" in a community performance on April 24th

Out & Allied Youth Theater (Waterville, ME)

Performed "Behind the Lens" on April 13th & 14th:

Pioneer Winter Collective (Miami, FL)

Youth leadership summit April 21st and 22nd, pics here:

Pride Players (Omaha, NE)

Just finished up a tour by performing for about 150 members of the St. Paul United Methodist Church at their spring luncheon on April 14th: the United Methodist Church is in the discerning process of “The Way Forward” concerning ordination and marriage of LGBTQ persons and this is made more difficult as it is a world-wide church. Our Lenten series this year deals with this issue. Even in America many of us growing up in the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s have much to learn. All done with this year, next year's auditions will happen in October!

Rainbow Pride Youth Alliance (San Bernadino, CA)

Held Inland Empire Intersectional Youth Conference, photo album: HERE

Spectrum Collaborative (Simi Valley, CA)

Moving forward and identifying participants and members. Also making plans to come to the PYTA conference!

The Theater Offensive (Boston, MA)

May 25th and 26th: True Colors community performance.

Check out the full list of PYTA members, HERE.