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The Theater Offensive

Boston, Massachusetts

The Theater Offensive (TTO) is a Boston-based theatrical organization dedicated to amplifying the rich spectrum of LGBTQ voices through storytelling. TTO aims to present the diversity of LGBTQ lives in art so bold it breaks through personal isolation, challenges the status quo, and builds thriving communities. An ArtsAmplified grant of $375,000 will support TTO in the implementation of its OUT in Your Neighborhood: Power and Agility strategic plan. Grant strategies and activities will focus on expanding and fine-tuning signature TTO programs to respond to community need more rapidly and thoroughly, preparing for a 2022 leadership transition, developing a long-term facilities plan, and conducting field‐building activities for the queer cultural sector.

“We’re looking at the relationship between cultural policy, cultural organizing, and gentrification. What does it mean to be invested in neighborhoods that are rapidly changing? How can we create an authentic culture of belonging within the neighborhoods we serve?” – Harold Steward, Managing Director

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The Theater Offensive’s Mission is to present the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer lives in art so bold it breaks through personal isolation, challenges the status quo, and builds thriving communities.