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Queer Songbook Orchestra (QSO Kids)

Discipline: Interdisciplinary
Homebase: Toronto
Languages: English

QSO Kids is a an extension of the Queer Songbook Orchestra, a Toronto based chamber pop ensemble dedicated to exploring and uplifting 2SLGBTQ narrative through the lens of pop music. They is Me, a QSO Kids Production, is a collaborative new work created by, and combining the skills and past experiences of, Juno award winning puppeteer, producer and veteran of children's television Ali Eisner; theatre actor, writer and wandering poet Stephen Jackman-Torkoff; and a pocket sized version of the Shaun Brodie led Queer Songbook Orchestra.

Performances & Workshops

NEW ARTIST for 2020-21 School Year

They is Me

Grade Suitability: K-6
Duration: 50 mins.
Capacity: 300 (adaptable to varying sizes, small and large)
Tech Requirements: 2-3 electrical outlets for guitar and/or keyboard amp, and puppeteer monitor.
Fee Range: $845-$1,045 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
Vancouver Island Lower
Vancouver Island Mid
Vancouver Island North

They is Me is conceived and performed by experienced and engaging queer/non-binary performers. This show is an interactive exploration of identity and acceptance incorporating puppets, storytelling and song. This is a polished, easily transportable, traveling performance piece aimed at creating dialogue, art and awareness of the LGBTQ+ community and to inspire inclusivity, love and acceptance. The goal of this work is to introduce young people to the realities of gender diversity and queer experience in an engaging, accessible and age appropriate format; to provide a judgment free entry point into important issues which, as students grow older, become more and more a part of daily experience. It is developed for classrooms and communities to nurture understanding and inspire discussion and expression in support of how we feel inside.

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