Share your art and creativity with other artists and art lovers. Performance pieces can be any form: poetry, music, singing, readings, monologues, improvisation, etc., in any language.
Refreshments will be available for purchase.
The event is open to all trans and queer identified youth and their allies. Middle and high school youth are encouraged to attend.
Participation in the open mic and admission to the event are FREE.
To participate: secure a performance slot, register in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or sign-up on the spot, space and time permitting. Time limit of 4 minutes per piece max. Open to those ages 12 – 23.
To attend: reserve your seats by clicking on the link above. Space is limited. Participants in the open mic need to have a seat reservation as well.
This event is presented in partnership by Milagro, TransActive Gender Center, SMYRC/NEW AVENUES, and The Living Room, in conjunction with the NNPN Rolling World Premiere of The Mermaid Hour.
Providing a holistic range of services and expertise to empower transgender and gender diverse children, youth and their families in living healthy lives, free of discrimination, TransActive Gender Center has delivered education, training, support services, advocacy and public policy guidance over the past decade.
SMYRC provides a safe, supervised, harassment-free space for sexual and gender minority youth ages 13-23 who participate in positive activities like art, music, community organizing, open mic nights, drag shows, and support groups and receive services including case management, counseling, education, and more. With the goals of increasing academic success and access to jobs, reducing poverty and school drop-out, SMYRC honors, empowers, and supports LGBTQ youth to be their best selves and become leaders in their communities.
The Living Room provides a safe, healthy, empowering space where GLBTQQ (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning) youth (ages 14-20) and their allies can connect with one another and resources in our community. They operate as a youth-adult partnership model in collaboration with service providers, faith groups, and schools.