Gregory King Selected for "Show Us Your Spines" Residency | School of Theatre and Dance | Kent State University

Gregory King Selected for "Show Us Your Spines" Residency

School of Theatre and Dance assistant professor Gregory King has been selected for the San Francisco Public Library's SHOW US YOUR SPINES residency. The 1-month residency program provides an opportunity for Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC) writers to work with the Hormel Center LGBT archives around a specific queer theme and then write/produce a piece to be be read/presented the following month at the Hormel Center.

Each residency cohort is comprised of four writers/artists, who will spend their residency focusing on a section/theme of the archives that has been chosen by the RADAR organization and the library and then write/create a piece inspired by the chosen ephemera. RADAR is a San Franciso-based organization that serves queer audiences and artists through free and affordable literary arts programs that authentically reflect Queer communities’ experiences. The organization creates a platform for emerging queer artists, commissions the creation of new work, and gives voice to innovative Queer writers and artists. 

The residency will bring QTPOC writers into the library to work closely with their own queer history as well as raising the profile of the library’s extensive LGBT archives and Hormel Center. This partnership will activate this incredibly important space while providing an opportunity for queer/trans writers of color to interact with queer history and produce new work.

For more information about SHOW US YOUR SPINES, vist: http://www.radarproductions.org/show-us-your-spines/

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