CHOIR BOY continues…

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UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING:

Following the run of CHOIR BOY at GableStage, the production will be presented to thousands of Miami-Dade Public School students for one week (Feb 24-27) at the Joseph Caleb Auditorium. These educational outreach efforts are made possible through a partnership with a unique program within Miami-Dade County called the Cultural Passport Program. This program has greatly assisted us in reaching thousands of students each year. While we provide the theatre production and venue, they are able to reserve the schools and transport the students to the shows.

This production has also garnered a new partnership with Safe Schools South Florida that will be providing a representative to assist in engaging the students and teachers in a post-show discussion. This organization trains educators, empowers students, and educates parents and the public on many of the topics presented in CHOIR BOY. They were founded in 1991 to create safer schools for students and staff. It is the only South Florida organization comprised of professional educators whose sole mission is to help create safe schools for LGBTQ students or those perceived as such and for children of LGBT parents.

Statistics from Safe Schools South Florida website:

Nearly 70% of LGBTQ students report verbal, sexual or physical harassment in their schools.

Over 90% of LGBTQ students regularly hear anti-gay comments at schools; over a third from school staff.

The Cultural Passport Program is funded by The Foundation for New Education Initiatives. Please take a look at their website and consider donating to assist in the continuance of great programs within the Miami-Dade County Public School System.

Study Guides and additional resource materials can be found in the FOR TEACHERS section of this site.

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JUST ANNOUNCED:

FREE COMMUNITY PERFORMANCES AT

THE HISTORIC LYRIC THEATER

A new partnership has emerged this year, and we are greatly looking forward to bringing CHOIR BOY to the Historic Lyric Theater to perform March 6-7 at 8pm and March 8 at 2pm. The event is free of charge and open to the public. We invite you to attend. The play runs approx 90 minutes with no intermission. Seating is General Admission.

To reserve your seat in advance click here!

Call or email the Black Archives at 786-408-4610 and baf@theblackarchives.org with questions you may have.

The Historic Lyric Theater is located at 819 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33136.

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