Become A Member of Coalition for Queer Youth

October 31, 2011 by  
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Launched by Alexis Handwerker of The Hear Me ROAR! Project in March 2011, Coalition for Queer Youth was created for ALL LGBTQ youth supporters to have a space to come together, share ideas, organize and use creativity to educate and effect change.

Coalition for Queer Youth is a partnership between young people, service providers, activists and allies dedicated to using creative forms of education, advocacy and empowerment to increase community support for LGBTQ young people.

What makes Coalition for Queer Youth special and an opportunity to create effective change is that we are coming together, from our many perspectives in the movement, to shape thoughtful dialogue, educate and advocate for action and engage the community on a joint mission to ensure safe spaces for LGBTQ young people to grow.

In honor of Queer Youth Empowerment Month in October, Coalition for Queer Youth launched a creative exhibition of LGBT voices titled “Testimony,” and they are currently accepting submissions. For more information, please click here or email Also, join the Coalition for the unveiling of the testimonials at “An Evening of Testimony.”

“An Evening of Testimony: Benefiting LGBTQ Youth through the Arts”
Sunday, November 6, 2011; 5-8:30pm
Jan Hus Playhouse
351 East 74th Street (Btwn 1st and 2nd Ave.)
New York City
To learn more, click here.

Pomo Afro Homos are “Fierce Love(rs)”

October 31, 2011 by  
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The Theater Offensive and Hibernian Hall are proud to present Fierce Love: Stories from Black Gay Life, a show that examines the vital issues of race, sexuality, and identity as a whole. The performance, starring its writer and producer, Brian Freeman, and Nursha Project Artist Thandiwe DeShazor, is a remix of the original production with a new group of talented performers. The newly-revived Bessie Award winning troupe uses raucous humor and fearless storytelling to challenge racism and homophobia through a series of vignettes that will leave audiences feeling the pain, pleasure and paradox of Black gay life.

Pomo Afro Homos is a ground-breaking Black queer performance troupe from San Francisco that blends comedy, tragedy, dance, music and rap in this phenomenal presentation.


Thursday-Saturday, November 17-19, 2011

Hibernian Hall

184 Dudley Street

Roxbury, Massachusetts 02119

Novemeber 17, 2011 @ 8pm

November 18, 2011 @ 8pm

November 19, 2011 @ 2pm, 7pm

Tickets: $10-$40. Click here for details!

To learn more, click here.

With support from the National Performance Network, The Theater Offensive led the Fierce Love commissioning team with collaborators from Los Angeles, Washington DC, Burlington, New Orleans and Dallas. The Theater Offensive’s OUT in Your Neighborhood strategy is a driving force behind Fierce Love, focusing on integrating queer theater into interactive community-based programs in Boston-area neighborhoods.

The Theater Offensive’s ongoing Shout it OUT! collaboration with Hispanic Black Gay Coalition (HBGC Boston) will open Fierce Love’s Saturday matinee. Shout it OUT! will be a staged reading of original coming out stories from LGBT people of color. This work was developed in two workshop series with The Theater Offensive staff and Brian Freeman, in which community members learned to stage their writings for a broader audience.

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“Where My Girls At?” Celebrates 5th Anniversary in Home of Inception

October 23, 2011 by  
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“Where My Girls At?” returns home to Oakland, California to celebrate its 5th Anniversary!

“Where My Girls At?” is a “thoughtful, provocative, and insanely funny” one woman show written and performed by the “multi-talented” Micia Mosely. Portraying five drastically different characters representing the diversity of Black lesbian experiences, Micia challenges the notion that there is only one way to be Black or queer in the 21st century.

A phenomenal one hour performance steeped in improv and audience participation, Where My Girls At? has thrilled audiences across the country from San Francisco, Detroit and New York to Amherst, Chapel Hill and Honolulu. A New York Innovative Theater Award Nominee, the show, while hilarious, continues to tackle difficult issues including inter and intra-group racism, sexism, and homophobia.

Written & Performed by Micia Mosely

Directed by Tamilla Woodard

Musical Score by RiMarkible Things Music

Produced by Shalonda Ingram

A Nursha Project Production


Saturday, November 12th, 2011; 7:30-9:30pm

Sunday, November 13th, 2011; 3:00-5:00pm

Oakland School of the Arts

530 18th Street

Oakland, CA 94612


$15 if you purchase tickets by Oct. 31, 2011

$12.50 Group Rates

$20 Advance Tickets

$25 Tickets at the door

To purchase tickets, click here

To read a recent review of the performance by D.C. Theatre Scene, click here:

NYC Welcomes “Armstrong’s Kid”

September 13, 2011 by  
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After debuting in Los Angeles and leaving its mark on Oakland, “Armstrong’s Kid” makes its way to New York City! The Off-Broadway premier of the play features Three time NAACP Theatre Award-Winner, Six time Drama-Logue Award-Winner, and Image Award-Winning novelist, playwright, producer and actor Stanley Bennett Clay, and Nursha Project Artist, actor, playwright, comedian, and producer, Thandiwe Thomas De Shazor.


Stanley Bennet Clay stars in his gripping new play as a gay schoolteacher falsely accused of child molestation by his best friend’s 14-year-old son, and ends up spending nearly a year in prison before the truth is revealed.

Eleven years later, the now-grown accuser, co-star Thandiwe Thomas De Shazor, seeks forgiveness, igniting a blistering showdown rife with bitter confrontations, shocking revelations, vicious humor, dark truths, and lots of Jack Daniels.

Executive Producer Chas. Floyd Johnson

“This should be on Broadway!”
—award-winning actress Loretta Devine


Preview Dates: Wednesday-Thursday, October 5-6, 2011

Time: 8pm

Tickets: $20

Friday-Saturday, October 7-8, 2011

Time: 8pm

Ticket: $30

Matinees: Saturday-Sunday, October 8-9, 2011

Time: 3 PM

Ticket: $25

Theatre Information

Roy Arias Theatre Center

300 W. 43rd St. @ 8th Avenue

New York, New York 10036

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Red “Chases Summer”

August 29, 2011 by  
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Next Stop: Memphis, Tennessee! Join Red Summer in celebrating and promoting her latest project, “Chasing Summer.” An online, mini docu-story featuring Red as she tours to promote her work of poetry, the first installment features Red journeying through Memphis, Tennessee to perform at the popular, Soul Cafe.

For more on Red’s Summer adventures in Memphis, click here. You may also read more about Red’s project’s by clicking here.

Nursha Co-Curates Independent Artists’ Week, San Francisco

August 29, 2011 by  
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Join Nursha Project in celebrating Independent Artists’ Week in San Francisco!

Independent Artists’ Week (IAW) is a week-long celebration dedicated to ensuring that artists, arts organizations, and the businesses that support them have a means to celebrate and network. This week of festivities includes live performances, showcases, panels, eco art awareness, networking /consulting, and more! In 2009, we began the process of branding Independent Artists’ Week Celebration to the Fillmore Jazz District. We hosted events in the Western Addition between Fulton and Post streets. Our vision is to continue this with the support and participation of the restaurants, business, and community organizations.

There is something for everyone!


September 5 – 11, 2011

For more information, click here

Vulgar Tongues: An Exploration of the Anima/Animus Within Us

August 29, 2011 by  
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Charlie Demos & Queer Art Impact present:


An exploration of how the Anima/Animus manifest themselves inside each of us. Queer, subversive, uncensored, and highly entertaining, Vulgar Tongues is an multi-media molotov cocktail thrown in the face of misogyny, commercial gay culture,and the identity crisis of the homogenized majority in the United States.

Image: Bruce X Wells


Charlie Demos
Brandon Bartling
Busty Kitten
Saeed Jones
Kristen Tabbutt

with a video from special guest:


Friday, September 23, 2011


Bluestockings Bookstore, Cafe, and Activist Center

172 Allen Street

New York, NY 10002


Phone: 212.777.6028

For more information, click here.

Back To School With Micia Mosely

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Join NPA Micia Mosely in celebrating the “back to school” season during Orientation Week, as her dynamism captivates co-eds across the East Coast!


NYU Portrait: Voices of a People

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 8pm

Skirball Center

566 LaGuardia Place

New York University


Multicultural Taste of Boston

Friday, September 2, 2011 at 6pm

Emerson College

This event is closed to the public, but Emerson students are welcomed!

Excerpts & Workshops of “Where My Girls At?”

Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 2pm

Hampshire College Main Lawn


After 30 Years, Dance Brigade Returns to Dance Theater Workshop

July 5, 2011 by  
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Dance Brigade returns to the Big Apple after 30 years and will be featured at Dance Theater Workshop this summer!


Dance Brigade presents The Great Liberation Upon Hearing*

Thursday-Saturday, July 7-9, 2011 @ 2pm

Dance Theater Workshop

219 West 19th Street

New York, New York 10011

Tickets: $15-$20

For more information, visit

Phone:  212-924-0077 or 212-924-0077

*The Great Liberation Upon Hearing is a multi-media dance drama based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead

Collaborating Artists

Ramon Ramos Alayo, Tina Banchero, Sarah Bush, Clint Calimlim, Richelle, Donigan, Folawole, Lena Gatchalian, Bruce Ghent, Fredrika Keefer, Krissy Keefer, Juan de la Rosa, and Sonya Smith

Choreographic Contributions: Sara Shelton Mann
Lighting Design: Elaine Bulkholtz
Video & Set: Matthew De Gumbia
Film: Ellen Bruno
Music: Floor Van Herreweghe
Taiko Composition: Bruce Ghent

“The company’s arresting blend of dance, music and theatrical brouhaha is marked by a sensiblity that’s accessible, sassy and entirely San Franciscan.”

SF Weekly

An incredible journey infused with deep intelligence, humor and collective spirit. Artistic Director Krissy Keefer’s compelling piece of theater captures the profound meaning of the enlightened manuscript, The Tibetan Book of the Dead.

Maria Bauman Takes Peridance

July 5, 2011 by  
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If you enjoy witnessing the offerings of the powerfully talented Maria Bauman, here is an opportunity to learn some modern techniques directly from her!

Maria Bauman (MBDance) creates duets and small group dances from a sense of physical and emotional power, a desire for equity, and a fascination with intimacy and relationships. She frequently employs both linear and circular narrative, in addition to other devices, as means of drawing in the viewer to tackle issues such as racialized police brutality or love between women. Bauman’s extensive study of capoeira also informs her choreography.


Photo Credit: Adrian Jones

MBDance Technique and Repertory with Maria Bauman

Saturday and Sunday, July 9, 2011 – July 10, 2011*

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Peridance Capezio Center

126 East 13th Street

New York, New York 10003

Phone: 212. 505.0886

Fees: $20 Per Single Session

For more information or to register, click here.

* The two classes build onto each other, so taking both is ideal; however, feel free to join us for one (or more)!

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