Speak Theater Arts / Gay Men’s Chorus of LA / It Gets Better Project
it gets better provides a performing arts response to the difficult issue of bullying, one of the most challenging issues among today’s young adults and adolescents. Written and directed by Speak Theater Arts’ Liesel Reinhart, whose company lives by the mantra “don’t be boring!,” it gets better is infused with the dynamic musical energy of The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles and the internationally recognized It Gets Better Project.
In the course of a single week, six members of the The Gay Men’s Chorus of LA will work closely with students and schools in Denver in a series of workshops, rehearsals, and community dialogue. The week culminates in a performance of the show in the Newman Center and is intended to heighten awareness of bullying and its damaging effects on any community. The show will be created under the direction of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles and will integrate a local chorus and local guests, and will include video and text projections from the archives of the It Gets Better Project.