Are you an LGBTQ+ refugee? Or did you come to the USA as an LGBTQ+ person seeking asylum? The Theatre Makers project is co-creating a play called “Where We Love” that tells the stories of LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers.
Summary: if you want to volunteer to be interviewed or help co-create this play, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number, city, and the best times to contact you.
The play is by and for the community, to generate solidarity and inspire healing for LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers, while informing the LGBTQ+ communities and the general public in an entertaining way about the situation of LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers, how best to support them and advocate for improvements in the immigration process.
We plan to have performances in English and performances in Spanish.
We want to interview as many LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers as possible so that the play presents an inclusive and diverse group of characters from all different situations all over the world. The interviews are completely confidential and, because we will mix and match story details from many people, no specific individual will be identifiable from their story in the play.
If you feel more comfortable, we will find an interviewer who can interview you in your first language, rather than English.
We are also interviewing organizational staff and volunteers who work with LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers about their experiences for the play.
To sign up for an interview about your experience as an LGBTQ+ refugee or asylum seeker (or organizational staff or worker), please email email@example.com with your name, phone number, city, and the best times to contact you.
Please share this opportunity with any LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers you know and with anyone else who might want to help with the play.
Bonus — If you like, you can also participate in creating and staging the play here in the San Francisco Bay Area: Theatre Makers will need a Spanish-language writer, actors, set designers, painters, prop master, wardrobe master, roadies, sound and light crew, a stage manager, funders, venues, sign-language interpreters (ASL), and other volunteers. To volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number, city, and the best times to contact you.
For more information about the play, see http://www.ritualart.org/wherewelove
For more information and to join Theatre Makers: https://www.ritualart.org/theatre-makers