Uprising Theatre Company

Grantee Year: 
2019
City: 
Minneapolis
State: 
Minnesota

Uprising Theatre Company (UTC) believes stories can change the world—especially stories that are rooted in people’s lived experiences. It proves that it is possible to meaningfully connect art with social justice work.

During the summer of 2019, UTC will hold a two-week camp for transgender actors. The camp, which will be led by transgender theatre professionals and allies, aims to close the gap in casting trans and non-binary actors. Participants will engage in movement and voice exercises, facilitated discussions, and audition skills and techniques. As the camp comes to an end, UTC will host a monologue showcase for families and friends.