That Uppity Theatre Company needs your help in funding their power2give.org project titled, The DisAbility Project. The project will remain on the site for just two more days, until Friday, Feb. 28, and is nearly 3/4 funded so donate now! Click here to watch a video about the project.
The DisAbility project, founded in 1995, has been touring Missouri and Illinois, but now seeks to bring the project into schools to share the important lessons of anti-bullying and inclusion. With your help, That Uppity Theatre Company will travel to ten financially disadvantaged schools that otherwise could not afford this program.
Here’s what That Uppity Theatre Company had to say about their project, and why your help is vital:
With disability a fact of life in almost one in every five households, help bring the important message of disability awareness, inclusion, and anti-bullying into schools! We receive many requests from schools for us to come, and we are especially needed in schools as this is where young people first learn behavior and values – lessons that strongly influence the adults that they become.
The $10,000 cost will cover performances in up to ten schools at a free or reduced cost to them, as well as other rehearsal and performance costs. Click here to donate to The DisAbility Project on power2give.org/GreaterStLouis.
The DisAbility Project is one of the only projects of its kind in the country. The project seeks to bring together people with disabilities, as well as those without, to model inclusion. This touring project has played original material about the culture of disabilities for nearly 100,000 people.
Also coming up with That Uppity Theatre Company, partnered with The Vital VOICE, is the 3rd annual Festival of LGBT Short Plays, BRIEFS. The festival will run from March 21-23 at La Perla, and has sold out all four shows the past two years in a row. The slogan for this year is “Come for the play, stay for the party,” so in this spirit, the venue will remain open for at least an hour after each performance to allow people to socialize. Click here to buy your tickets today!