Studio 58 students remount show to benefit Out In Schools

Following its successful run earlier this year, the 4th term students of Langara College’s Studio 58 is set to re-mount What a Drag! for a one-night only benefit for Out in Schools on December 12th.

isolde-n-barronThe Studio 58/Risky Nights production of Isolde N. Barron’s What a Drag!, about the on and off stage antics during a drag show fundraiser, played to sold-out houses at Langara College in October. In an art imitates life type scenario, half of the money collected at the door in October, over $1,300, was donated to Out In Schools, which brings queer films to local high schools to facilitate discussion with youth on bullying, homophobia and stereotypes, and gives youth a safe space to explore these issues.

“We were thrilled that our show was so successful and that we were able to raise as much as we did,” said What a Drag! director Cameron Mackenzie (aka Isolde N. Barron). “The string of gay teenagers committing suicide is evidence that now more than ever the work that Out in Schools is doing is imperative, not only to queer youth who might be at risk, but every single person in that youth’s life who loves and cares for them and who would be deeply affected by their suicide. I am very pleased that we can offer any amount to this vital organization.”

“Out in Schools is deeply touched by the generosity of Isolde (Mackenzie), Studio 58 and Langara College for their contribution,” said Drew Dennis, Executive Director of Out On Screen. “This will make a direct difference to the lives of queer youth across the province.”

Given the success of the show in October, the team from Studio 58 is re-mounting What a Drag! for a one-night only benefit, again to support the work of Out in Schools, on December 12th with shows at 5pm & 8pm.

What a Drag!
The Cobalt, 917 Main Street
Sunday, 12 December 2010 @ 5pm & 8pm

All proceeds to benefit Out in Schools, $10 suggested donation at the door.

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