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ReadOUT, ACTout is a theatrical performance based on five commonly challenged LGBTQ children's books. Read more

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ReadOUT, ACTout is a theatrical performance based on five commonly challenged LGBTQ children's books.

About this project

ReadOUT, ACTout is a theatrical performance based on five commonly challenged children's books that feature alternative families and gender expressions. This production will not only draw attention to banned books week and the right to read, but will also serve to educate the University of Arizona campus about LGBTQ issues and help prevent bullying of those who are different.

The following books may be included to be read aloud as the actors perform:
-And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson (in both English and Spanish)
-The Sissy Duckling by Harvey Fierstein
-The Different Dragon by Jennifer Bryan
-My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis
-Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman

This production is in honor of Banned Books Week 2011.

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  • The Progressive Librarians Guild is a professional organization for librarians and library workers, providing a network for support, discourse, and action on library issues. More information can be found at http://libr.org/plg/statement.php

    The UA Pride Alliance strives to maintain a drop-in resource center that offers a supportive social and academic environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning, as well as allied, students at the University of Arizona. Pride Alliance is committed to fostering a safe environment in the surrounding community so that LGBTQA students can thrive at the U of A. More information can be found at http://pride.asua.arizona.edu/pride/Welcome.html

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  • June: Recruit Director
    July: Purchase books
    June-August: Recruit volunteer actors
    Sept 1: Begin rehearsals
    Sept 1: Purchase costuming and props
    Sept 6: Begin sending out advertisement over LGBTQ Affairs and library email lists
    Sept 6: Purchase marketing materials
    Sept 13: Send out flyers to dorms and post on bulletin boards around campus
    Sept 16: Submit food order to campus catering
    Sept 20: Hang banner outside UA Student Union
    Sept 27: Pick up food, prep for performance, ReadOUT, ACTout!

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  • The entire estimated budget is close about $5000. We anticipate receiving a grant in the amount of between $1500-$2500 to buy costumes/props, but we won't find out until Sept 6! The money raised here is needed for marketing materials (approx $675 for fliers, banners, and posters) and labor costs ($400 stipend for show director). Any money raised in addition to the $1000 goal will go towards food costs (approx $2300) in order to take the burden off of our co-sponsors. Thanks so much for your support!

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    A warm & fuzzy feeling and a special place in our hearts =:-)

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    An LGBTQ-themed button!

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    Handmade LGBTQ-themed postcard!

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    An LGBTQ-themed postcard AND an LGBTQ-themed button!

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    DVD recording of the performance!

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    Your name read aloud as a Program Sponsor during performance AND a DVD recording of the performance!

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    Your name read aloud as a Program Sponsor during performance AND a limited edition DVD recording of the performance signed by the acting cast!

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    We will adopt an Emperor Penguin in your name (in honor of "And Tango Makes Three")!
    You will also get your name read aloud as a Program Sponsor during performance AND a limited edition DVD recording of the performance signed by the cast!
    Did I mention you will also be one of our most favorite people ever?!?! =:-D

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