Education is at the center of our mission to advance dialogue on gender and sexuality.
About Face Theatre’s Education Department has three main areas – the About Face Youth Theatre (AFYT), Outreach and Engagement, and the fierce Youth Task Force. Together, these programs increase the safety and leadership capacity of LGBTQI+ youth and their allies and catalyze youth-led theatre making and civic dialogue within schools and communities.
About Face Youth Theatre is an award winning and nationally-recognized Youth Theatre program. Through original ensemble plays, created in dynamic collaboration with accomplished adult artists, we encourage and support LGBTQIA+ youth and their allies to become powerful agents for change. As a result of this program, AFYT has developed and performed 12 original mainstage productions.
Our Outreach and Engagement Program has provided touring performances and workshops to schools, churches, campuses, and conferences for over twenty years. These performances and discussions provide opportunities for people of all ages to have important conversations about gender, sexuality and intersecting identities, while exploring ways to be a better ally and support healthy relationships.
The Youth Task Force is made up of a team of returning ensemble members who have trained with AFYT and are ready to take on additional responsibilities as leaders. YTF members assist in facilitating workshop activities, organizing social excursions, and curating a special event each year.