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BSA Drama Club visits Kinky Boots

January 26, 2017

Since its Broadway debut, the Tony-Award winning Best Musical Kinky Boots has been working with the True Colors Fund to give lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) young people who are at risk of or are experiencing homelessness opportunities to learn about career opportunities in the theatre industry. Yesterday several of BSA's Drama Club students participated in a full 360 degree Broadway experience.  

Our students got a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of Tony-award-winning show Kinky Boots - everything from hair and makeup to set design and marketing.  They finished the day with seeing the cast live in action for a full performance of the show. "I've never been to a broadway show before, and this has been so great. I know there is more than what we see on the stage," says Trinty, grade 11.

Our Drama Club will also be participating - along with much of the theater community - in The Ghostlight Project. Started on the eve of the Presidential Inauguration, this collective of schools and theaters are commiting to creating a light for challenging times ahead. Inspired by a tradition of leaving a "ghost light" on in a darkened theater, artists and communities will make or renew a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone - regardless of race, class, religion, coutnry of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, age, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

"Our goal is to create brave spaces that will serve as lights in our community. The Ghostlight Project is a larger battle against intolerance at all levels," said K. Damon, our Arts & Technology Department Chair.