Stars From Stage & Film Lea DeLaria, Sean Maher, Crissle West and More to Celebrate LGBT Media for Charity on 8/17
LGBT stars, The Box Scene Project, and BAYCAT are celebrating LGBT media representation with a benefit commemorating BAYCAT's 10 Years Bold Anniversary and launching The Box Scene Project's Mirror Scholarship and Fellowship.
BAYCAT educates, empowers and employs underserved youth and young adults to produce digital media that tells their unique stories and engages them to positively transform themselves and their communities. The Box Scene Project works to reach equal media representation for the LGBT community, women, people of color, people with disabilities, and those that live at the intersection of those identities.
Taking place August 17th at the Robert Frost Memorial Auditorium at the Culver City Academy for Visual and Performing Arts, the benefit (Spotlight on Diversity: A Conversation & Celebration of LGBT Media Representation) features a one-hour panel with LGBT stars from stage and screen. Participants include Lea DeLaria (Orange is the New Black, Broadway), Sean Maher (Arrow, Firefly), Crissle West (The Read podcast w/ co-host Kid Fury), and Amy Fox and Julie Vu (writer and actors in the groundbreaking transgender sitcom, The Switch).
The benefit's Spotlight Award Honoree and keynote speaker is Amelia from HuffPostGay. Musical guests are singer/songwriter Kim Tillman, Luke Edgemon (The Voice & Glee) and Dominic Barnes (Glee).
Tickets to the event will be available to the general public starting Monday, July 14th. (A special presale for The Box Scene Project and BAYCAT's newsletter subscribers will run from July 14th-18th.) A General Admission ticket ($30) allows entry to the Spotlight on Diversity benefit, while Premium tickets ($75) will also allow participants access to the pre-show reception, priority seating, and a commemorative video of the event. VIP tickets ($150) include the pre-show reception, priority seating, commemorative video, and invitation to the post-show reception where guests can celebrate with the celebrity panelists and guests.
Since its formation, The Box Scene Project has raised over $130,000 for charity and is excited about its scholarship and fellowship awards. The Mirror Scholarship is an award of up to $10,000 for diverse and underrepresented students pursuing higher education in media and the performing arts. The Mirror Fellowship is an award of up to $5,000 for diverse and underrepresented independent content creators producing media that contributes to positive representation.
Together, The Box Scene Project and BAYCAT continue to encourage diversity in the media arts and its further reflection of all members of society. For more information, visit spotlightondiversity.theboxsceneproject.org.