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It’s not often that those who have the experience of homelessness get to create laws that practically address their day-to-day struggles. Yet this May, LGBT youth and veterans who have experienced homelessness performed plays about their daily challenges, discussed the problems publicly with a community of people willing to listen and created legislation with lawmakers to potentially change their lives for the better.
Theatre of the Oppressed NYC is working to build political dialogue with local politicians through theater. Throughout the month of May, the organization has been bringing attention to the increasing problem of homelessness in the city using activist theater.
More than 300 Greenpoint-based artists invited the public to Greenpoint Open Studios, to see works in photography, paintings, design, sculptures and video. Visitors had the rare opportunity to engage with the artists, see them at work, and mingle with other art fans.