Unceded Coast Salish Territories, Vancouver, BC- the frank theatre company is excited to present the second Telling It Bent drop-in writing workshop. This free workshop is for self-identified queer, trans*, Two-Spirit and questioning youth ages 14 through 25. It is a place to meet other queer and trans* youth, to express and imagine, to learn about and nurture writing, performance, and publication skills, and to create an encouraging and informal safer space. the frank is excited to announce its new venue partnership with Broadway Youth Resource Centre, a space designed specifically for youth with a host of youth support programs. Workshops will be held every Tuesday evening from March 1st until May 17th, facilitated by acclaimed local writer Amal Rana. The workshops will culminate in a shared reading or public performance if the participants so desire.
Dates: Tuesday evenings from March 1st-May 17th 2016
Location: Broadway Youth Resource Centre (2455 Fraser St, Vancouver BC, unceded Coast Salish Territories)
Format: Drop-ins are welcome at any time! To build continuity and comfort, small ($50) honorariums will be provided to those who attend at least 9 of the 12 workshops in full
Registration: Registration is not mandatory, but we recommend filling out a basic application form to help us plan - www.thefranktheatre.com/2016/01/telling-it-bent-2016
For more information, contact Maura at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the frank theatre company: Formerly Screaming Weenie Productions, the frank theatre company's mission is to explore what it means to be queer, and the place of queer individuals in society, by creating, developing, producing and presenting theatrical work that places queer issues on a global canvas. These are works wherein issues of queer marginalization intersect with racism, classism, and sexism. the frank is primarily a text-based theatre company, trusting in the ability of the playwright to wrestle with these questions. For more information: thefranktheatre.com
Contact: Maura Doherty
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Amal Rana is a queer Pakistani mixed-race performance poet and an Alum of the VONA/Voices of Our Nation Writers of Colour Residency and Banff Spoken Word Program. Amal works as an educator and has facilitated workshops on a variety of topics such as spoken word, storytelling, decolonization, migrant justice, workers' rights, puppet making and more for grassroots community groups, coalitions, interfaith networks, unions and others. In a time when even exhaling while being Muslim seems to have become a crime, she sees poetry as an act of collective resistance and deep joy. Her work has been published and performed in various places but fits best in the heart of the struggle. She believes that everyone who wants to be a writer is one and that writing can be found everywhere: in song lyrics, comics, graffiti, on the streets, in our homes and most importantly in our hearts. When not writing poetry she can be found making street art and organizing with various communities through creative resistance. She is also the creator and host of Bolo Azadi (Speak Freedom), a monthly podcast featuring local Queer and Trans* Indigenous Artists and Artists of Colour. Find out more at www.rosewaterpoet.com
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