As gender identity and LGBTQ rights continue to shape our national conversation, how can we help kids embrace gender diversity, question gender stereotypes, and feel affirmed in their own gender expression?
Tutus for Batman: A Gender Identity Workshop for Kids will be an event during Transgender Awareness Month in November, 2018 . The workshop is facilitated and produced by Wee The People- a social justice project for kids based in Boston, MA.
Tutus for Batman features a live theater performance on gender identity, a drag queen storytime, and separate interactive workshops for kids 4-6 and 7-11 exploring and disrupting gender stereotypes and the gender binary.
The pilot Tutus for Batman workshop was done in 2016 in a 50 person capacity community space. The event exceeded capacity (we had to turn approx 30 families away) and was one of the most popular workshops we have done. Because of the demand and interest, we have collaborated with the Puppet Showplace Theatre in Brookline who is donating its 100p-capacity space to do a workshop for a larger audience with the flexibility for multiple workshops.
Funded by Boston, MA (August 2018)