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Richmond’s Queer Youth Theatre Program

About the Program

Spectrum is a theatre arts education program for LGBTQ+ youth and their allies in grades 8-12. The program is presented by SPARC in partnership with Richmond Triangle Players, and The Conciliation Lab. Through a series of rehearsals and workshops, youth will learn the basics of storytelling, performance, production, and playwriting, as they work together to create an original play or musical.Oftentimes, telling your own personal stories can be intimidating; the goal of this program is for each ensemble member to feel free to express their truth in a safe, supportive, and creative environment. Using the performing arts to break down barriers, youth will be encouraged to use their authentic voice to promote social justice and create systemic change in their communities.

We never want cost of programming to be a barrier for youth, so Spectrum has a flexible cost model that allows participants to pay what they can afford to be part of the program. While we have a cost per youth for this class, there are several ways to ways to ensure this cost is not a barrier. Our registration system has a payment plan feature in order to spread out the cost over the course of the program. Discount codes are also available so that you can pay what feels comfortable for you, or you can choose to pay nothing if cost is a barrier to participation.

Program Dates:

October 31, 2021 – March 13, 2022
(no class on November 28 or December 19-January 16)

Rehearsal and Performance Schedule:

Rehearsals: Sundays from 2:00-5:00pm at SPARC
Tech Rehearsals: Monday-Thursday evenings, March 7-10, 2022, at Richmond Triangle Players
Performances: Weekend evenings and/or afternoons, March 11-13, 2022, at Richmond Triangle Players

Locations:

Rehearsals will take place at SPARC (2016 N. Hamilton St. Richmond, VA 23230)
Tech and Final performances will take place at Richmond Triangle Players (1300 Altamont Ave, Richmond, VA 23230)
All rehearsals and performances will take place indoors, masked, and distanced. If necessary, we will move the program to SPARC’s outdoor classroom or to a virtual model.

Spectrum is a program in partnership with:

Richmond Triangle Players

The Conciliation Lab

Questions?

Contact Program Manager, Paul Major, at pmajor@sparcrichmond.org.