Updated: Jan 9
Anyone else out there still holding strong and not downloading tiktok?! Anyone?
Outside of a few branding updates, the past couple months for TFTC have been relatively uneventful for somewhat obvious reasons. In light of this unintended break in the action, the members of Thousand Faced have been consuming and engaging in a lot of new media. We thought, in exchange for our lack of content, we'd pass on some of the best stuff we've come across, in case you're in search of something meaningful to fill your days.
Black Lives Matter + Trans Lives Matter
A lot of what we've been consuming relates to the current movements concerning the systematic oppression of many communities in our country, most notably the black and trans communities. This section is a collection of resources we've put together that have helped us learn and be more engaged with the changing societal landscape.
Books The Fire Next Time- James Baldwin Stamped From the Beginning- Ibram X. Kendi The New Jim Crow- Michelle Alexander Video The Receipts- Davon Williams Reimagining Policing in the Wake of Continued Police Violence- Obama Foundation Missing Chapter- Vox 13th- Ava DuVernay (Netflix) Podcasts Why Now, White People? -Code Switch (NPR) Instagram Nationwide @aclu_nationwide @colorofchange @campaignzero @shityoushouldcareabout @impact @blacktheatrematters @bwayadvocacycoalition New York @justiceforgeorgenyc @queensliberationproject
Although we don't have much to share ourselves, members of our community have still been finding ways to continue being amazing, even in these times of instability.
Community Member Joshua Dominique pointed us in the direction of their roommate Sav Souza who has started an amazing cause @binderdrive that through donations provides free binders to black trans and black non-binary folx across the US. Community member and collaborator Ethan Carlson and his song Samson were selected as one of three winners of the 2020 Write Out Loud Contest founded by Taylor Louderman and Ben Rauhala! Actor Therapy has started a new initiative with their Great Bright Way Scholarship Program that is accepting rolling submissions for students from POC, trans, and disabled communities to receive a fully-funded session of AT Online or in-person classes when they resume. Longtime friend Rudy Kammel has become our first monthly subscriber through our online donation page! Lastly, our own Nathan David Smith (TFTC Director of Development) has started streaming on Twitch at twitch.tv/casualcrooner so stop over and give him a follow if you get a chance.
We at TFTC continue to wish you all safety and sanity in these uncertain times. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you, or if you have anything you'd like us to shout out in our next newsletter! Until then, all the best, Thousand Faced Theatre Company