White Lies is a new multi-media production coming this June to the 2013 National Queer Arts Festival. The cast is composed of San Francisco Bay Area queer activists, artists, poets, musicians and actors. Our production aims to bring humor and hope to conversations about race and racism by blending together many mediums in a night of performance and conversation.
Our cast is composed of many movers and shakers in the San Francisco Bay Area LGBTQ arts scene including nomy lamm, StormMiguel Florez, Jezebel Delilah X, Eli Conley, Susie Smith, Jolie Harris, Mel Chen, Meredith Fenton, Kentucky Fried Woman and Open Mike.
Our cast is developing the performance in a collaborative process of discussion, workshops, music and script development, film production, and more traditional rehearsals. Because of the sensitive nature of the topic of whiteness and race, we are using personal narratives and social justice discourse as the basis of our production to be able to speak from personal places that will make our content more resonant with our audiences. We are confident that the result will be a dynamic, multi-media, full-length performance.
White Lies will debut as part of the National Queer Arts Festival at the African-American Arts and Culture Complex on June 23rd, 2013.
Your support will help us pay for costumes, props and rehearsal space, provide ASL interpretation during the performance, and pay our artists and crew. With any extra funds, our intention is also that White Lies, after debuting in June, can be performed in a series of performances coupled with discussions about racial justice in LGBTQ communities around the Bay Area and beyond.
Because conversations about race and racism are so crucial to our communities, we want to ensure that White Lies is accessible to as many people as possible and are committed to finding diverse means to fund this production. Your support via this Indie-a-Go-Go campaign is a huge piece of our success.
To learn about other ways to support and engage with White Lies, follow our Facebook page atfacebook.com/WhiteLiestheShow.
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