The Theater Offensive
The Theater Offensive’s Mission is to present the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender lives in art so bold it breaks through personal isolation, challenges the status quo, and builds thriving communities.
Our work provokes vibrant discussion about the realities of being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ or Queer). Through neighborhood social gatherings, workshops, performances and open discussions. The Theater Offensive transcends traditional theater boundaries and opens new avenues of understanding, awareness and inclusion.
OUT In Your Neighborhood
OUT In Your Neighborhood, otherwise known as OUT’hood, encompasses all of the work of The Theater Offensive. At its core, OUT’hood empowers local residents to be agents for social change by embracing the concept of OUTness. We define OUTness as being honest with yourself about who you are and sharing that openly with other people. While the term ‘OUT’ is most often associated with the LGBTQ movement for equal civil rights, the concept of OUTness resonates far beyond the LGBTQ community – especially in communities that face racism, poverty and violence. Through OUT'hood's lively public dialogues, neighbors are empowered to stay true to themselves, as well as create safer, more vibrant neighborhoods.