SPRING 2015: ACT OUT
QueerLab is a youth-led media program exploring LGBTQ experience in North Carolina. Each QueerLab session brings together an editorial team of queer identifying youth to publish I Don’t Do Boxes, and organize workshops focused on creative media production and digital storytelling. This season we focus on queer performance and activist traditions, explore issues in self-presentation for the stage and everyday life and create performance based actions and stories about how and why we act out.
Free and open to all, hosted at Elsewhere in downtown Greensboro, NC (606 South Elm Street). Come to one or come to many. No RSVP required.
April 8, 5 – 7pm | Passing with “Keeping it Queer” (NOTE: special time, this week only)
Join Rick Dillwood and Carrie Hart of KiQ, a locally produced web series that explores the idea of queerness, and talk about the acting that we do in everyday life.
April 22, 6-8pm | Moving with Alyza May
Practice techniques developed by Brazilian director, artist and activist Augusto Boal, and play games that help us better understand ourselves, our communities and our world.
May 6, 6-8pm | Activating with SONG
Learn about SONG’s campaign Free From Fear and local queer activism.
May 20, 6-8pm | Performing with Chae Buttuh
Chae Buttuh shows us how to get in to it with music and performance art.
June 3, 6-8pm | Speaking with Alexis Pauline Gumbs
Alexis Pauline Gumbs talks about the power of words and the things that you can do with them.
Join I Don’t Do Boxes Team
I Don’t Do Boxes is a youth focused zine dedicated to presenting stories of LGBTQ experience in the South. The Editorial Team meets bi-weekly to produce and promote IDDB 3: ACT OUT. Meetings are held at Elsewhere. They are free and open to all. For more information and to get involved please contact Allen Moore, Senior Editor, I Don’t Do Boxes, at IDDB@goelsewhere.org.
April 1, 6-8pm
April 15, 6-8pm
April 29, 6-8pm
May 13, 6-8pm
May 27, 6-8pm
Now Accepting Submissions for IDDB3
Learn more here.
Past Issues of I Don’t Do Boxes
ISSUE ONE: SCHOOL’S OUT!
The first issue of I Don’t Do Boxes collects over 30 artworks, stories, poems, comics and essays exploring queer southern experience and beyond. Launched on June 7, 2013, the issue was distributed to local schools and spaces around the Triad featuring advice, news, essays, youth commentary, lesson plans and ideas for organizing and sustaining Gay-Straight Alliances (GSA) at local schools. Download (PDF) | Purchase Online
ISSUE TWO: OUT LOUD
The second issue focuses on the power of song and voice, and feature original music, lyrics, stories and sound recordings. Selected submissions will be curated into a digital album with an accompanying zine of writings and artworks, and distributed to queer communities around the country. Download (PDF) | Purchase Online
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Support & Partners
QueerLab is an Elsewhere collaboration with YouthSAFE, QORDS, the Guilford Green Foundation, and allies like you. Support QueerLab with a tax-deductible donation to help print and distribute I Don’t Do Boxes, and ensure future QueerLab sessions with LGBTQ youth in the Triad.
YOUR FUNDS DIRECTLY SUPPORT:
- An Innovative Publication: A publication made for and by LGBTQ-identifying youth
- Building Support Networks: A platform for creative community building in Greensboro and beyond
- Creative ways to Connect: Using video, music, and art to share stories
- Build a more Curious Culture: Furthering Elsewhere’s mission to find art in everyday life