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Observer: "Meet the Collective That’s Connecting LGBTQ Foster Youth With the Arts"

06/30/2016 News Release Image

Observer: "Meet the Collective That’s Connecting LGBTQ Foster Youth With the Arts"

Photo: Britton Smith, Rebeca Rad, Keelay Gipson, and Josh Adam Ramos, the members of the Lost Collective. Courtesy of NYC Department of Cultural Affairs

“Aside from finding your voice, the arts is a thing that allows you to be your own individual,” Shuffle Along actor Britton Smith, one fourth of the Lost collective that’s working to bring this feeling to LGBTQ youth in the foster system, told the Observer.

The Broadway actor, along with Keelay Gipson, Rebeca Rad, and Josh Adam Ramos, has formed the collective with the Administration for Children’s Services and the Department of Cultural Affairs in a program called Public Artists-in-Residence (PAIR), which seeks to engage LGBTQ youth in the foster care system with the arts. Old friends from their time at Pace University, the four came together to bring to life the show written by Gipson, titled The Lost.

Read more: http://observer.com/2016/06/meet-the-collective-thats-connecting-lgbtq-f...