ACTING, IMPROV, AND STORYTELLING WORKSHOP FOR LGBTQ ELDERS
National Queer Theater first partnered with SAGE in 2018 at the Edie Windsor SAGE Center in Midtown, NYC. Over the years, NQT has been sending professional artists to teach acting and improv class. Working with SAGE, we have been able to bring joy and community building to the LGBTQ elders at SAGE who are often faced with overcoming issues of loneliness and isolation.
SAGE is the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults. Their mission is to lead in addressing issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender aging.
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ABOUT THE TEACHING ARTIST
Marcus Crawford Guy (he/him) hails from Glasgow, Scotland, where he grew up performing nationwide in educational theatre performances and working with the BBC in educational film productions and Radio Plays. After graduating from the Dance School of Scotland’s Musical Theatre Course in 2010 with his Assoiate’s Diploma from the Trinity College of London, Marcus became the first every Scotsman to attend the Juilliard School’s Drama Division. Since attaining his BFA, Marcus has join SAG/AFTRA following appearances on AMC’s Turn: Washington’s Spies & ABC’s reboot of Get Christie Love. In the theatre, Marcus has worked with the Yangtze Repertory Theatre and Pan Asian Rep off Broadway, and appeared in the Little Orchestra Society’s production of Peter and the Wolf at BAM. Marcus is also interested in the development of new work, and the creation of his own and his short films Sprinkles and Making David Harper’s Actor Reel have enjoyed success in the festival circuit. As a Teaching Artist, Marcus has worked across the country and around the world. Marcus is a long standing teaching artist and program facilitator with Broadway Musical Director Mary-Mitchell Campbell’s not-for-profit, Artists Striving to End Poverty. He has hosted workshops in Southern India at Shanti Bhavan Children’s project, in juvenile correction facilities, transitional housing units and safe spaces for vulnerable communities of young people. Marcus has also appeared as a guest artist and Irene Ryan selector at the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival. He is excited to be a part of the NQT team, delivering workshops to LGBTQIA+ elders at SAGE. @mcrawfordguy / www.marcuscrawfordguy.com