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The Loneliness Project (AGIT Lab)

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April 19 & 21, 2018 at 7:30pm
April 20, 2018 at 5pm
Black Box Theatre
Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts
430 College Ave., Ithaca, NY

April 21, 2018 at 2pm*
The History Center in Tompkins County
401 E. State St. #100, Ithaca, NY
*Pay what you can at the door for this performance only.

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The Loneliness Project 
AGIT (Association of Graduates in Theatre) Lab
Co-written and co-directed by: Caitlin Kane, Kelli Simpkins, Reed Motz, Al Evangelista, and Patrick Andrews
A co-production with Ithaca theatre group Civic Ensemble

This documentary play, crafted in a collaboration between Chicago LGBTQIA+ artists and community members, uses verbatim testimony to document the rich history of Chicago’s LGBTQIA+ activist communities and to make sense of their fracturing over the past 20 years. 

A tale of fierce activism, profound loneliness, and remarkable resilience, The Loneliness Project employs the documentary method as not only a mode of artistic creation and preservation but also as a mode of collaborative problem-solving. 

In a moment when recent legislative advancements may be in peril and urgent community needs continue to be overlooked, how do artists, activists, and organizers maintain focus on and respond to the most immediate needs of our communities? 

This co-production has been made possible with funds from The History Center in Tompkins CountyHumanities New YorkNew York State Council on the Arts, administered by the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County, the Arch and Bruce Brown FoundationCornell Council for the Arts, the President’s Council of Cornell Women, and the following Cornell University departments:  AnthropologyEnglish; Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality StudiesGraduate and Professional Student Assembly Programming Board; Haven: Cornell's LGBTQ Student UnionLesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender StudiesOffice of Inclusion and Student Engagement—Cornell Graduate SchoolPerforming and Media ArtsSociety for the Humanities; University Diversity Officers; and the Cornell Women's Resource Center.