TheatreLAB believes that by enriching the Richmond community through art and unique partnerships, the many voices throughout the community will have the chance to be shared and celebrated. It is with that belief that TheatreLAB is proud to share the following program, with many more coming soon.
TheatreLAB & Richmond Triangle Players are proud to announce the inception of a new partnership between organizations which will act as a youth outreach program hosted at Richmond Triangle Players and serving the Greater Richmond area!
As an introduction to this exciting collaboration, Richmond Triangle Players will host TheatreLAB for an eight-week residency where a group of LGBTQQIA-identified youth will create an evening of theatre based on their own personal stories called SPECTRUM. Through a series of master classes and workshops, the participants will learn the basics of storytelling and performance, production and playwrighting, and marketing as we collectively produce their original piece of theatre.
Often times, telling our own stories can be intimidating, so the goal of this project is for each ensemble member to have their story expressed through a safe, anonymous platform. The participants will each create their own expository monologue to be performed by another member of the ensemble. The authors of these stories will remain confidential, as they will be randomly assigned to the other performers.
Ideal applicants are LGBTQQIA [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersexed and Allies]-identified youth who are rising 9th-12th grade students from the Metro-Richmond area.
Spectrum is made possible by generous support from The Mukti Fund and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.