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Opportunity For Young LGBTQI People To Create A New Piece Of Theatre

The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre wants you to help develop a new creative initiative.



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Dexter Cornelius

The team at The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre is looking for people between the ages of 16-25 that identify as LGBTQI to take part in the development and presentation of Project: Whisper, a new creative initiative by The Q.

Led by theatre maker Felicity Nicol, the project involves workshops and rehearsals to be held over January and February 2016 with a performance at The Joan in early March, as part of the centre’s Mini Gras Festival.

Think theatre, think media, think tumblr meets memoir. You have permission to get excited!

Project: Whisper is not about coming out; it’s about welcoming in. Working in collaboration with young LGBTQI people from across Greater Western Sydney and in partnership with Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District, the project explores identity and belonging, interrogating the question: what are we meant to be, other than who we are?

There are many ‘hidden’ young LGBTQI people in Western Sydney. Most are afraid to come out as they think they are alone, are vulnerable and fear becoming targets of stigma and discrimination. Many are unable to talk about who they are, are frightened of being thrown out of their homes and being cut off from their families and friends. They are, more often than not, isolated.

Project: Whisper is a microphone for those who haven’t spoken up before, a place for stories previously untold, a space for you to be you.

Visit The Joan’s website to express your interest and get involved in Project: Whisper.

The deadline for expression of interest is 6 January 2016. The project begins on 28 January 2016. 

 

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