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‘Intersections’ tells queer Utah stories

SAGE Utah, in conjunction with Art Access will be presenting INTERSECTIONS, a collection of original writing pieces, staged for performance, that relay pivotal life experiences of the LGBTQ community and their allies; Utah’s other pioneers. Evening performances are April 23, 24, 25, 30 and May 1, 2, at 7pm. Matinees are April 26 and May 3 at 2pm. All performances will be at Art Access, 230 South 500 West, #125, SLC, UT. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased online at: http://intersections-tickets.eventbrite.com.

The staged readings that will be performed were selected from writings produced during the INTERSECTIONS writing workshop in 2014, as well as a public call for entries. The performance pieces center around points in the life of LGBTQ people and their allies where life experience came to a critical point of choice and change. The pieces range from comedy and drama to prose and poetry, and all involve storytelling at their core. For many in the LGBTQ community, their stories have not been shared, and the main objective of INTERSECTIONS was to enhance the opportunity to have those stories captured and shared.

INTERSECTIONS will be directed by Charles Lynn Frost, with three outstanding local actors reading the various selections. The performances are generously funded by a grant from the B.W. Bastian Foundation, as well as SAGE Utah and Art Access.

Chosen selections are written by Babs DeLay, Christopher Wixom, Maggie Snyder,
Sim Gill, Stephanie Lauritizen, Richard Clegg, Alex Stuart, Shauna Brock, Sheryl D. Gillilan, Brent Marrott, Doug Woodall, Ben Williams, Joyce Marder, Melissa Rasmussen, Lu Quibelle,
Kelly Albrecht and Claire Melton.

Do You have a story? Do you love to write or journal? Do you feel storytelling is a significant way of sharing history, experience and wisdom? Then you will love INTERSECTIONS. Stories that center around themes such as—coming out, learning/living/loving, self-acceptance, authenticity, PTSD, activism, movements, aging, relationships, loss, isolation, survival, grief, caregiving, dignity, coming home, chosen family, marriage equality, crossroads, faith, entrances and  exits, parenting and more.

Eight performances — a wonderful way to spend a late April or early May evening or a Sunday matinee afternoon. For additional questions regarding INTERSECTIONS please call Art Access at 801-328-0703.

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