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Announcing MARQUEE:

A free musical theatre and comic art program for LGBTQ2S youth in Toronto

What is MARQUEE?
MARQUEE is a free arts program that seeks to empower LGBTQ2S youth in Toronto by connecting them to the stories and songs of the musical Fun Home, based on the best-selling graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel.

About Fun Home:
Adapted from the graphic memoir by lesbian icon Alison Bechdel, the Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home explores Bechdel’s relationship with her father – a closeted gay man who kills himself shortly after Alison comes out. Fun Home is the first musical to feature a lesbian protagonist and has received worldwide acclaim for its stunning musical score, heartbreaking storytelling and groundbreaking exploration of queer identity.

What does MARQUEE offer?
- A great community of art-loving LGBTQ2S peers and mentors
– A free ticket for you and a guest to see the musical Fun Home
- Fun Home-inspired art-making workshops with top Toronto artists
– TTC tokens and snacks provided at all MARQUEE activities
– An opportunity to make art and make new friends in an affirming space!

Schedule

Friday April 27, 4:30-7:30pm | Theatre workshop
An exclusive interactive workshop with Laura Condlln, star of Fun Home.

Tuesday May 1, 5:30-10pm | Fun Home outing
See the musical Fun Home at CAA Theatre! This evening will include a pre-show reception at Glad Day Bookshop with the MAQRUEE cohort and mentors from TD Bank Group, and a post-show Q&A with members from the cast and crew.

Thursday May 17, 6-9pm| “What’s so funny?”
A comic arts workshop inspired by Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home- A Family Tragicomic, led by Loretta Miauw. Ever wondered how to tell a personal story as a comic? In this workshop we will play with memoir-making and generate visual details for the beginning of your own comic memoir.

How to apply to MARQUEE:
MARQUEE is open to anyone aged 16 – 29 who identifies as LGBTQ2S. No previous experience in the arts is necessary! There are limited spots. We particularly encourage applications from LGBTQ2S folks with diverse experiences, particularly those who are: Two-Spirit, transgender, non-binary, Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, people with disabilities, living with mental illness, and/or have experiences of homelessness.

To apply, please complete the application form at: http://tiny.cc/Marquee2018 by Friday April 6. All applicants will be notified of application results by Friday April 13.
Note: priority will be given to applicants who are available to attend all three sessions.
If you have any questions, or if you require an alternate way to complete this application, please contact nikki@theamyproject.com.

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About MARQUEE:
MARQUEE is brought to you by The Musical Stage Company, Canada’s leading charitable musical theatre organization and TD, in partnership with The AMY Project (Artists Mentoring Youth).