It Gets Better

  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts 1500 Walnut St Philadelphia, PA, 19102 United States

Kimmel Center Presents
sponsored by
TD Bank
It Gets Better

Perelman Theater

Saturday, November 8, 7:00 pm

Written and directed by Speak Theater Arts' Liesel Reinhart, It Gets Better is infused with the dynamic musical energy of The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles and the internationally recognized branding of the It Gets Better Project™. It Gets Better provides a performing arts response to the difficult issue of bullying, one of the most challenging issues among today's young adults and adolescents.

The It Gets Better Project™ was founded in September, 2010, when the first it gets better video was uploaded to YouTube, igniting a worldwide phenomenon. That video offered a desperately needed message of hope to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. It urged them to tough it out through the bullying and other challenges that confronted them in their teenage years, and described the positive future they could experience as adults. It told them that no matter how difficult things may be today, it gets better. Today, the mission of the It Gets Better Project™ is to communicate to LGBT youth around the world that it gets better, and to help effect the changes necessary to make it so. The team at the It Gets Better Project collaborated with the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles in bringing the it gets better message to the stage.

Community Partners include:

  • Philadelphia Young Playwrights
  • The Attic Youth Center
  • The Mazzoni Center
  • The William Way LGBT Community Center
  • GALAEI
  • PFLAG Philadelphia Chapter
  • CHOICE Hotline
  • Falcons Soccer Club (an LGBTQ team)
  • Anna Crusis Philadelphia Woman's Choir
  • The Tyler Clementi Foundation
  • UPENN LGBTQ Student Union
  • Delaware Valley Legacy Fund
  • HRC Greater Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus
  • Sister Cities Women's Choir
  • City of Brotherly Love Softball League
  • Philly CAM
  • Leeway Foundation
  • Athlete Ally
  • State representative Brian K. Sims
  • Rainbow Chorale of Delaware
  • Philadelphia Voices of Pride

  • Philadelphia Union
  • Pennsylvania Student Equality Coalition

 

All artists and programs subject to change.