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Watch: Trans Literacy Project Video Series Launches with 'Trans 101'

Tuesday Nov 15, 2016

In honor of Trans Awareness Week (November 14-20) and in light of the recent election results, Honest Accomplice Theatre (HAT) launches The Trans Literacy Project. In these videos viewers can hear trans people speaking to the things they find important for others to know. While a seemingly simple concept, this is one of the first web series about trans people's experiences from the perspective of trans people.

"Now more than than ever we must educate ourselves and work towards inclusion," reads a statement released by HAT. "Honest Accomplice Theatre believes human connection and dialogue are key to understanding and creating more inclusive communities." The first episode, "Trans 101," focuses on basic terms, definitions, and questions people usually have for transgender people and can be seen here.




The Trans Literacy Project is a free videos series created and produced by Honest Accomplice Theatre, written by Maybe Burke, Maggie Keenan-Bolger, and Rachel Sullivan with the HAT Ensemble, and filmed by Andrew Keenan-Bolger to provide communities with an accessible education about trans experiences, from the perspective of trans people.

Addressing topics such as pronoun usage, acceptable questions, and how to be an ally, the series is a valuable resource for trans people to both ease the burden of education, and create a space to explore issues facing the trans community.

HAT surveyed hundreds of people to find the topics most trans people wanted to cover, and learn what our allies wanted to hear about. HAT has accompanying workshops for schools, organizations, and businesses.

More episodes will be released throughout the winter and spring. Subscribe to HAT's YouTube page to know when new episodes are released.

The Trans Literacy Project was created and produced by Honest Accomplice Theatre, written by Maybe Burke, Maggie Keenan-Bolger, and Rachel Sullivan with the HAT Ensemble, directed by Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Maggie Keenan-Bolger, and Rachel Sullivan. Director of photography and editing is Andrew Keenan Bolger, sound operators Nikki Dodd and Luci DeVoy, production assistants Olivia Gunderson and Holly Sansom, The Trans Literacy Project logo by Jackie Kirby.

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