How We G.L.O.W. (Gay, Lesbian, or Whatever)
Emily Schorr Lesnick & Jamila Humphrie
New York City
We are raising money to bring this play to as many communities as possible. Donations go to transportation and actors’ pay to ensure that public schools, private schools and community centers can engage with How We G.L.O.W. and amplify the voices of lgbtq+ youth.
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The How We G.L.O.W. Project amplifies the voices of lgbtq+ youth through interview theatre. As part of Jamila Humphrie’s Master’s Thesis at the Gallatin School at New York University, creators Jamila Humphrie and Emily Schorr Lesnick completed 21 interviews with young people of diverse backgrounds about their identities, the labels they claim or create, and the biggest issues facing their communities. Now, with a small cast playing multiple roles, these stories are coming to life, with a script made entirely of the words of the interview participants. Inspired by The Laramie Project and the work of Anna Deavere Smith, this project blurs the line between audience, theatre and community. By learning about how these young people G.L.O.W. (Gay, Lesbian or Whatever), we hope audiences will leave with a desire to deepen cross-generational dialogue and to work in solidarity with these young people towards structural changes that support their identities.