BOSTON, Mass. – The Theater Offensive’s Team OUT Run will compete at the Boston Marathon 2012 and lace up their sneakers for at-risk LGBT youth from the Dorchester, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain and South End neighborhoods. Backed by sponsorship from The Theater Offensive’s neighbors at Reebok CrossFit Back Bay, Team OUT Run is headed by Adrian Budhu and Chris Lachapelle.
Reebok CrossFit Back Bay is Boston’s Elite CrossFit training facility devoted to improving people’s overall health using the CrossFit methodology. Supporting Boston’s youth and in particular at-risk youth is crucial to this mission, as well as supporting the neighborhood organizations making a difference in their lives.
The Theater Offensive’s (TTO) Team OUT Run set a fundraising goal of $10,000 to benefit at-risk LGBT and allied youth in True Colors: OUT Youth Theater. True Colors incorporates TTO’s OUT in Your Neighborhood strategy and commitment to inclusion and diversity. The Theater Offensive engages at-risk LGBT & allied youth to create original theater pieces based on personal experiences like bullying, homelessness, harassment, discrimination and suicide.
The Theater Offensive programming reflects the diversity of the city of Boston, gives voice to underserved LGBT community members, creates avenues for cross-cultural dialogue and breaks down the barriers of homophobia, bigotry and hate. To donate funds to Theater Offensive’s Team Out Run, visit: http://bit.ly/GXQvYy.
Reebok CrossFit Back Bay is committed to supporting health and wellness to it’s members in addition to being dedicated to outreach programs throughout the city of Boston.
The Theater Offensive grew out of the seminal street theater troupe United Fruit Company in 1989, led by current Executive Artistic Director Abe Rybeck. The creation of The Theater Offensive was a response to the founders’ experiences as activist members of underserved, marginalized communities and active participants in the early years of the Rainbow Coalition. Throughout its history The Theater Offensive has furthered its mission “to form and present the diverse realities of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) lives in art so bold it breaks through personal isolation and political orthodoxy to help build a more honest, progressive community.”
True Colors: OUT Youth Theater troupe provides year-round theater programming for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth and their straight allies (LGBTQQA), ages 14 to 22. True Colors is dedicated to presenting an honest portrayal of the youth through group playwriting, production, performance and theater training intensives.
Reebok Cross Fit Back Bay is a world-class CrossFit facility located just blocks from America’s first park, Boston Common. Reebok Cross Fit Back Bay’s broad training program is suitable for any level of fitness and includes constantly varied, functional movements at a high intensity. Reebok Cross Fit Back Bay is home to a community of athletes of all abilities led by the best CrossFit coaches who teach movements, coach form and inspire group workouts several times a day.