The It Gets Better Tour, presented by AT&T
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it gets better – a collaboration between the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, Speak Theater Arts and the It Gets Better Project – has been successfully launched! The team is currently in Iowa City, IA, with the first performance at the University of Iowa’s Hancher, on Friday October 19th.
it gets better is upbeat, exciting, and funny with a narrative that includes moments of pain and pathos.
Visit the full it gets better website for the most up-to-date information, including Press Releases, Media Galleries, Tour Schedules, and more!
The work explores what “better” means for LGBT youth through stories, songs and multimedia on an array of challenging themes. With its unqualified support of all young people, it gets better creates and unites allies in solidarity against the pervasive (and growing) climate of bullying and teen violence.
A 6-member cast of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) forms the core of the touring production. Over the course of a one-week residency, these artists collaborate with local performers, citizens, and educational and government institutions in building a community performance responding to the issue of bullying in local schools. GMCLA is bringing with them a fully formed program including dynamic musical content and video production elements appropriate to the theme, into which are woven local participants and local content. Detailed information about the Artist in Residency Program can be found in the For Educators section of the it gets better website.
Traveling with the chorus members are the musical director, stage manager and the community outreach coordinator, all focused on integrating the local participants into the finished performance with GMCLA.
it gets better is licensed for live performance exclusively by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles for touring direction by David Lieberman/Artists Representatives.
it gets better is co-produced by Speak Theater Arts and directed by Liesel Reinhart.