The Future Perfect Project: A Writing & Performance Workshop for Teens & Young Adults
This workshop is part of our Social Justice Week.
The Future Perfect Project believes that the self-expression of youth is a declaration of a better future for us all. This workshop will create a space for a wide spectrum of non-normative youth – alt youth, queer youth, creative youth and allies – to speak your truth and tell your story. Your Way. With a toolkit of storytelling and songwriting exercises, you will reflect on your experience to transmit into the world. This workshop will give you the confidence to trust what you already know, activate your vision of a more perfect future and provide opportunities for you to express yourself to the community. On Thursday evening, we will present the personal stories, poems and songs of those participating in this weeklong workshop. (Ages 16-24)
James Lecesne wrote the short film Trevor, which won the 1995 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short and inspired the founding of The Trevor Project. He has written three novels for young adults and created The Letter Q, a collection of Letters by Queer Writers to their Younger Selves. The New York Times has ranked him "among the most talented solo performers of his (or any) generation."
Ryan Amador is a singer, songwriter, and theatre-maker who has released three full length albums and five EP’s of original music to date. He is best known for his queer-related music videos “Define Me” & “Spectrum”, and songs “Saint of Love” & “Instead.”