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ABOUT US

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

WE ARE PROUD TO PARTNER WITH THESE INCREDIBLE ORGANIZATIONS
TO SUPPORT QUEER ARTISTS AND BUILD COMMUNITY
INTERESTED IN PARTNERING WITH US? CONTACT US AT INFO@NATIONALQUEERTHEATER.ORG
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Arts On Site

Arts On Site is a women-led multidisciplinary arts organization in NYC that supports artists through performance-based programs and community-building events by offering affordable studio rental space and hosting events that bring together communities to support the arts. 

Dramatists Guild of America

The Dramatists Guild of America is the national, professional membership trade association of theatre writers including playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists. The Guild was established for the purpose of aiding dramatists in protecting both the artistic and economic integrity of their work.

We believe that a vibrant, vital, and provocative theatre is an essential element of the ongoing cultural debate which informs the citizens of a free society; and that if such a theatre is to survive, the unique, idiosyncratic voices of the men, women, trans and non-binary artists who write for it must be cultivated and protected.

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Healing TREE

Healing TREE (Trauma Resources, Education & Empowerment) advocates healing from abuse and trauma rather than coping with the symptoms, in order to transform lives and, ultimately, society. We achieve this by providing trauma-focused resources and education and by producing and partnering with relevant film, television, and theatre, empowering the social change necessary to create a healing movement.

Immigration Equality

Since 1994, Immigration Equality has been proud to advocate for and represent lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), and HIV-positive immigrants seeking safety, fair treatment, and freedom. Immigration Equality’s work impacts both the individuals we serve and the immigration system as a whole. In over 80 countries around the world, it is a crime or fundamentally unsafe to be LGBTQ. For far too many people, it is impossible to be out and proud. For more than 20 years, we have been focused on providing free direct legal services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-positive immigrants.

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IRT

IRT is a grassroots laboratory for independent theater and performance in New York City, providing space and support to a new generation of artists. Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village, IRT’s mission is to build a community of emerging and established artists by creating a home for the development and presentation of new work.

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The Lark

The Lark is an OBIE-winning, international theater laboratory, based in New York City, dedicated to amplifying the voices of playwrights by providing transformative support within a global community. 

We provide writers with funding, space, collaborators, audiences, professional connections, and the freedom to design and drive their own creative processes. 

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MCC Theater

We believe that theater is dynamic and that everyone plays an important role in provoking conversations that ignite a fiery, robust exchange of ideas that makes the experience memorable for everyone involved – the ARTISTS to the AUDIENCES. MCC THEATER is an off-Broadway theater company celebrated for developing and producing work that challenges ARTISTS, AUDIENCES, and STUDENTS alike to ask difficult questions at every stage of the creative process.

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Mobilizing Our Brothers Initiative (MOBI)

Mobilizing Our Brothers Initiative (MOBI) is a series of curated social connectivity events for gay and queer people of color to see their holistic self while promoting community, wellness, and personal development. We achieve this through our signature programming: MOBItalks, a personal and professional development series for Black gay men  and MOBIfest, an interactive wellness experience that celebrates Black queer voices in fashion, music, visual arts and media. With a focus on wellness, MOBI connects individuals to opportunities to better themselves before, during, and after our events.

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New Alternatives

New Alternatives provides a range of services designed to help LGBTQ+ youth succeed in transitioning to stable adult lives and welcomes all youth as they are with no barriers to entry. Creative writing and video groups give our youth the chance to express themselves and share their experiences in an artistic and therapeutic ways.

New York Theater Workshop

We are a community of artists and audience members who believe in the transformative power of theatre. For 40 years, New York Theatre Workshop has cultivated a space where our common humanity is affirmed—where audiences are both challenged and delighted by the daring vision of our artists. Together, we seek to understand what it means to be alive today; we are committed to exploring new ideas, seeing new perspectives, and hearing new voices.

PEN! America

PEN America stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect free expression in the United States and worldwide. We champion the freedom to write, recognizing the power of the word to transform the world. Our mission is to unite writers and their allies to celebrate creative expression and defend the liberties that make it possible. PEN America works to ensure that people everywhere have the freedom to create literature, to convey information and ideas, to express their views, and to access the views, ideas, and literatures of others.

Ring of Keys

Ring of Keys is a national network of queer women+, trans, and gender non-conforming artists working on and offstage in musical theatre. The mission of Ring of Keys is two-fold: a visible, supportive community, as well as a hiring resource for those looking to work with professional artists who self-identify as lesbian, bisexual, queer, femme, trans, non-binary, and the diversity of genders that queerness contains. We strive to kick (ball-change) the closet door open to create a vibrant, diverse musical theatre landscape for the future.

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SAGE NYC

SAGE is the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults. Our mission is to lead in addressing issues related to LGBT aging. SAGE offers innovative services and programs to LGBT older people throughout New York City and nationwide through our affiliate network, SAGENet. From arts and culture to health and wellness, and much more, SAGE's innovative services and programs support thousands of LGBT older people in communities around the country.

Stonewall Community Foundation

The Stonewall Community Foundation strengthens the LGBTQ Movement by making smart, values-driven investments in dynamic organizations, projects, and leaders. And as a public foundation, they do so in close partnership with donors and the very people working on the front lines of progress. The Stonewall Community Foundation funds over 100 nonprofits a year, in more than 30 issue areas. Their grant-making is complemented by intensive capacity building and training programs that equip local leaders with the tools they need to be effective change agents.