Now Booking: POWER IN PRIDE
About Face Theatre presents the premiere of Power in Pride, an original touring show developed by About Face Theatre’s celebrated Education & Outreach Program. Power in Pride brings humorous and brave stories about gender & sexuality to spark conversations with students, educators, and community members of all ages. Written and performed by artists of color about their true life experiences, this play explores their dreams for the future and how understanding the role of LGBTQ+ people in history can change your life. Power in Pride invites audiences into positive dialogue to create more equitable and inclusive environments for all.
This program intentionally highlights the new Illinois Inclusive Curriculum Law, going into effect July 2020, and offers educators greater access to and inspiration for incorporating LGBTQ+ historical figures into lesson plans. It also centers the lives and narratives of LGBTQ+ people of color to increase awareness of multiple and intersecting identities.
When you say YES to AFT:
- We consult with you to develop a program that fits for your school or organization.
- We perform true stories that increase understanding of gender and sexual identities and expressions.
- We facilitate a dynamic and honest conversation that encourages positive and inclusive action.
- We connect with around 5,000 people each year through our touring program. We’d love to work with you!
For More Info and Booking Contact:
Interim Education Manager
About Our Outreach Program
Transforming Communities through Stories and Conversation
About Face Theatre understands that exposure to the arts and opportunities to engage with professional artists supports well-rounded education and provides students with opportunities for emotional growth and community involvement.
For the last twenty years, About Face Theatre Outreach Ensemble has toured productions to schools and organizations around Chicago to deliver LGBTQIA stories and advocate for safe and equitable environments. About Face Theatre is committed to creating performance and dialogue programs that provide safe and brave spaces to talk about LGBTQIA equity and inclusion.
We reach around 5,000 people every year in the Chicagoland area, using our productions and programs to build community, allyship, and foster understanding of LGBTQIA expressions and experiences. We have a touring show, we can customize interactive workshops, and we have guest speakers. We can meet you at your school, workplace, community organization, faith group, business, or wherever you’re advocating for some positive change.
What is an Outreach event?
There are 3 steps to an About Face Theatre Outreach show or event. These steps are Consultation, the Performance or Workshop, and Evaluation of the event.
- 1. Consultation
Reach out to our Interim Education Manager Amy Sheahan at email@example.com to request a consultation. A member of AFT Outreach will speak to you about your programming needs to plan an event that best targets your school or workplace environment. We will also request the contact information of a point-person at your institution who will support our process and stay in touch with us afterwards to evaluate our event.
- 2. Performance or Workshop
Whether a performance, workshop or guest speaker, our primary goals are to:Model community building and allyship through LGBTQIA representation and storytelling on stage.
Increase understanding of evolving gender and sexuality experiences with regard to language, identities, and expressions.
Embolden individuals and communities to identify actionable strategies for cultivating inclusion.We provide time and space for feedback and for answering questions. Additionally, we end our show with an invitation for youth to join our Youth Ensemble. Adults are encouraged to stay engaged with About Face Theatre by seeing our full productions or engaging with our board.
- 3. Evaluation
A point-person at your institution will follow up with us to take a survey after our event. This survey will help inform the work that we do, and will help reflect to you what the next steps might be to make your institution more inclusive of diverse gender and sexuality identities.
For more information, or to book a performance, please email to Interim Education Manager Amy Sheahan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773-784-8565 x105.