District Hall: Beyond The Stage
Attend The Theater Offensive (TTO)’s annual fundraiser, Beyond the Stage at District Hall in Seaport on Thursday, October 22 from 12:00pm – 2:30pm. Join TTO in celebrating their True Colors and Queer Family Series programming. Help The Theater Offensive continue their work by donating here.
For over 30 years, Beyond the Stage has been TTO’s premier benefit for True Colors: Out Youth Theater— our award-winning out-of-school program that uses a proven community-based theater approach to train and activate LGBTQ+ youth leaders ages 13-19. This year, proceeds will help support a range of programming for LGBTQ+ youth, families, and elders.
Founded in 1994, True Colors is the longest-running LGBTQ youth theater program in the country. True Colors uses a proven community-engaged theater model to train LGBTQ and allied youth leaders in writing and performance skills. The majority of True Colors youth are 14-22 from Boston neighborhoods. True Colors transforms real-life stories of queer youth into powerful performances and workshops, based on their lived experiences of topics such as bullying, homelessness, coming out, and discrimination. By touring to local schools and community groups, these performances combat bigotry, hate, and discrimination. True Colors is a safe space for all youth, where they can explore their identities and build key creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and problem-solving skills. True Colors provides direct service to 100 youth annually and reaches an average of 3,000 audience members each year.