The Out & Allied Project, focuses on youth-written and performed pieces designed to open dialogue in communities in support of LGBTQ+ people and create allies.
Volume 1 (2011) received the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance’s award for Best Anthology (2012). This volume includes 34 performance pieces and tools for creating your own theatre for social change and civic dialogue.
Volume 2 (2014) boasts 50 performance pieces–including music, monologues, spoken word, and short plays. It serves to address the role of faith-based communities, cultivating true dialogue, facilitating youth leadership, and the elements of creating change.
The two volumes relied upon youth editors; nearly all the pieces are written by youth; and, all are royalty free. Groups are encouraged to cite credit to the writers and the book, while also urged to adapt the pieces for use in their own community.
Volume 1 and 2 are available through your local bookstore, through Amazon, or from the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to see the 1-minute book trailer created by Add Verb interns, below.
- “Best Start-Up Youth Project,” Portland League of Voters, 2011
- “Best Anthology,” Maine Writers and Publishers, 2011
- A nod from the Southern Poverty Law Center’s magazine Teaching Tolerance.