Hello, artist-activists! While the LPP Team Class of 2018 celebrates the return to GCIT, the Project continues on.
October is a big month for the LPP. We have four upcoming LPPs definitively planned.
Honoring Enrique L. Rios, Jr.
Oct 6-8, 10
Overbrook High School Troupe 6052
Benefitting The Dru Project
Pine Hill, NJ
Honoring Edward Sotomayor, Jr., as well as Christopher Andrew “Drew” Leinonen
Please contact LPP Team Leader at our Project email for more information
PFLAG Collingswood and the Unitarian Universalist Church in Cherry Hill
Cherry Hill, NJ
Honoring Luis Daniel Conde
Glencoe High School Thespian Troupe 7125
Honoring The Families of the Victims of the Pulse Shooting
Oct 21-22, 28-29
Marymount Manhattan College
New York, NY
Honoring The Surviving Partners of the Victims of the Pulse Shooting
There are two other events from two other states tentatively occurring this month!
Our Calendar of Events page is always available to see what LPPs are happening around you!
Registration is always available at this link. While we are approaching the day where we will have all of the names assigned to a group, we will begin to maneuver names that have not yet been honored to the groups with upcoming performances. No matter what, if you have registered, you will remain on our list of participants, and will receive a name to honor, whether it be from Phase 1 or Phase 2.
A terrible hate crime occurred recently. A trans teen, Ally Steinfield, was tortured and murdered. However, the Missouri police are not considering a hate crime. This is unacceptable–the murder was most definitely a hate crime.
This article, while it can be very upsetting, shares more about the murder and the response.
Transgender women are at a daily risk of violence. This is why we are creating this network of Laramies–to call out these horrific hate crimes and teach our communities that hate can kill.
Please spread this story among your friends and family. It is extremely disturbing, but we need to continue to spread awareness to make it clear that the fight is not over yet.
Ally, rest in power!
The Etsy shop to buy pins will be open at the end of this weekend! Stay tuned for the link, where we will sell pins (tentatively) in lots of 5, 10, 20, or 30, for a low price.
Please allow about a week for shipping, since we are operating out of the Team Leader’s house!
Note: proceeds from the pin purchase is going toward covering the cost of designing and ordering pins. The LPP Team is not accepting personal profit from this sale.
So many LPP pins were beautifully shining at the Educational Theatre Association’s event, Broadway Back to School, at 54 Below. On September 27, current Thespians, alumni, and Broadway performers came together to raise money for arts education in high school. Check out the pins on the thumbnail of this video!
LPP Team Leader Alyssa was able to meet up with four other Thespians who have been a part of the LPP at their own schools!
Representing, clockwise, Tom’s River North High School (NJ Troupe 7455), Flushing High School (NY Troupe 7892), LPP’s Home GCIT (NJ Troupe 5480), Barnegat High School (NJ Troupe 7363), and Robbinsville High School (NJ Troupe 7161)
We’re also gearing up to represent the LPP in Colorado at Matthew Shepard Foundation’s Bear to Make Difference Gala. There, we will be able to give pins to the figures who have carried our Matthew’s legacy, including his parents, Judy and Dennis Shepard. We are counting down until this incredible milestone for the team!
The team just welcomed aboard our first Florida high school to the project, and will be adding their name to the website. This means, including GCIT, there are 20 Thespian troupes on board with our project.
We perform our LPP work in honor of beautiful souls like Ally. We must use what we have–our compassionate hearts–to make a statement.
LPP Team Leader Alyssa