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Scott Turner Schofield

Tigertail Productions continues its SpeakOut project for GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender) teens with a weeklong residency from January 21 through 26 with nationally recognized FTM (female-to-male) transgendered theater artist Scott Turner Schofield. During his residency week Schofield will lead workshops for students at Miami-Dade high schools hosted by Gay Straight Alliances and others, in partnership with Safe Schools South Florida (formerly GLSEN). These will allow GLBT youth and other students to learn more about transgender issues. At the same time they will develop their owns skills in writing and performing as a means of personal and creative expression.

In addition, there will be a similar free and open-to-the-public youth workshop held at PrideLines Youth Services, 180 NE 19th Street in Miami, on Wednesday, January 23 at 6:30 pm. For more information about the teen workshops contact Tigertail Productions at 305-324-4337 or by email at info@tigertail.org.

SpeakOut grows out of Tigertail Productions' existing and highly successful Tigertail WordSpeak teen spoken word project, which brings poets and performers to Miami each year to lead workshops for teens. Tigertail also sponsors and coaches a WordSpeak team of Miami teens who attend the national Brave New Voices spoken word youth slam and festival in the summer. Tigertail also produces a book and a CD of the teens' poems. Gay teens from the SpeakOut project will have the opportunity to participate in the main WordSpeak program adding their unique voices to Miami's youth culture.

(Note that this event has already passed.)

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