Vancouver's frank theatre to tell LGBT stories about racism

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      Vancouver's frank theatre, which produces and promotes queer performances, is launching a new initiative to tell the stories of LGBT communities.

      The Pink Line will focus on racism within local queer communities.

      A free two-day workshop will be held on March 12 and 13, led by facilitator Jen Sung, who addresses social justice through her work at Love Intersections, Our City of Colours, Out in Schools, and the UBC Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice.

      Participants will be invited to apply for the second phase of the project to delve further into the issues raised in the workshops.

      frank theatre's Chris Gatchalian, Fay Nass, and Jonathan Seinen will help participants write and perform their own pieces, and second-phase participants will receive an honoraria.

      Workshop registration is available online. The deadline to register is March 7 and the number of spaces available are limited.

      This project is supported by the B.C. Ministry of International Trade.

      In January, the B.C. government announced the ministry would be awarding $502,898 to British Columbian communities and organizations to develop projects that will address racism. frank theatre, who will be conducting these workshops as well as present the play Ga Ting (Family) with post-performance workshops, was named as one of the recipients.