Bring queer kid stuff to your school!
Queer Kid Stuff offers a number of age-appropriate options for performances and presentations in school assemblies, classroom visits, small group workshops, and faculty and administrative consultations for integrating queer-inclusive best practices into schools and classrooms.
Our elementary school performances emphasize gender identity, pronouns, and diverse family structures. Classroom visits for this age range will include a meet and greet with Lindsay where we introduce ourselves and practice using our pronouns, a sing-a-long of original Queer Kid Stuff songs, and an age-appropriate picture book reading from Lindsay's personal collection.
Our middle school performances include an overview of gender identity, expression, and pronouns while focusing on defining the word "queer," and diving into definitions of the letters in LGBTQIA. Small group workshops either accompany the performance or function as stand-alone events where students can practice their pronouns and queer-friendly language, and engage in a discussion with Lindsay about these topics. Lindsay can work with you to tailor these small group workshops to the needs of your school if any issues have arisen.
Our high school and university presentations emphasize the role social media can play as activism in the fight for social justice. Lindsay discusses the importance of LGBTQ+ media for kids and how her work with Queer Kid Stuff fits into a larger intersectional cultural narrative, encouraging students to model queer-inclusive behavior for younger generations and challenge cultural norms.
All events include educational packs for participating classrooms which include a DVD of our videos, a CD of our original music, and activity sheets to accompany our videos.
Previous Speaking Engagements:
NYSAIS Diversity Conference 2017: Acts of Resilience - “Exploring LGBTQ Identities with our Youngest Learners”
American Alliance for Theatre and Education 2016 - "The Aesthetics of Inclusion: Part B"
NYU Forum on Educational Theater 2016 - “The Conquering Queer Child: Invading Heterotopic Space in Queer Theatre by Young Audiences”
Scheduled Speaking Engagements:
Rutgers Summer Acting Conservatory 2017 - TBD
FlameCon NYC 2017 - TBD
CURRENTLY BOOKING FOR 2017-2018 School Year