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Hi Folks,

Man! There is a lot of stuff happening.

Speaking of, the Man, there is a art show tomorrow. Check it out! Re_Volt_Ing - an art show in protest

And hen on Monday we got Dr. Sketchy's with Ophelia Orchid! It's it's her first time with Dr. Sketchy's, so come out and make her feel welcome! also, ya know, TACO!!!

There's this FB

and this one.

And I got this incredible free offering from the ART!!!
Check it out! And if you order tickets, and at the bottom of their page, it says
"How did you hear about Trans Scripts at A.R.T.? "
Make sure you put down "Truth Serum Productions"
(You're welcome!)

Here's what they wrote:

Dear friends
I’m writing to let you know about an important opportunity to be an ambassador for trans stories and voices this weekend. Thanks to a generous subsidy, a small number of tickets to select preview performances for the A.R.T.’s production of Trans Scripts are available to educators, students, activists, and others doing work to expand trans and gender non-conforming rights and awareness. It is the A.R.T.’s hope that individuals accepting this offer might help spread the word about the show among their communities and networks.

Fill out the Google form here for one or two tickets to performances on
Friday, January 20 (7:30PM)
Sunday, January 22 (7:30PM)
Tuesday, January 24 (7:30PM)

Ticketing (available on a first-come, first-served basis) is limited for these performances, so please reserve only the tickets you are sure you will use. If your plans change and you can no longer attend the performance, please contact Ticketing Services at 617-547-8300 as soon as you can.

If you are unable to make it to one of the above performances, but would still like to attend the performance, see below for information about discounted tickets.

Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women
January 19 – February 5
Loeb Drama Center (64 Brattle Street, Harvard Square)

Written by Paul Lucas
Directed by Jo Bonney
Tickets from $25 (Use Discount Code FRIEND25) | Student Tickets from $15 | #TransScriptsART

Drawn from dozens of interviews conducted around the world, Trans Scripts uses the real words of women to shed light on the rich and diverse experiences within the transgender community. Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)) directs a cast of seven in the US premiere of this moving, humorous, and timely work that received a Fringe First Award for new writing at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Click here to read Changing the Lightbulb: Or, How to Get Beyond Trans Tropes by Bianca Leigh from A.R.T.’s Spring Guide.
Click here to read No Single Story, an interview between A.R.T.’s Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Trans Scripts playwright Paul Lucas.

I.D. Festival at OBERON
Alison Young and the Swinging Steaks, Peacock Rebellion,Becca Blackwell, Our Lady J, NIC Kay, The Moth, Kit Yan, A.R.T. of Human Rights, and Calpernia Addams Now through February 4, 2017 | Tickets from $25

A festival of complementary work, the I.D. Festival, will be presented at OBERON, the A.R.T.’s second stage, in January and February 2017. The I.D. Festival explores gender identity and celebrates the diverse experiences of the trans community. Buy a ticket to Trans Scripts as well as a show from the I.D. Festival and get a discount on both tickets.


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CineMental (kind of on hold right now) Facebook fan page
Truth Serum's videos on YouTube.

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TWO Dr. Sketchy's: Anti-Art School A MONTH !!!

2nd Sunday : 2:30-5:30 : Great Scott 1222 Commonwealth Ave. Allston, Massachusetts 02134. Right at the intersection of Harvard Ave and Commonwealth Ave. And the T. 18+; $8 to draw, $10 to hang. All skill levels welcome! (bring paper and pens/marchers/etc)

4th Monday : 7:00-9:00 : ONCE Somerville 156 Highland Ave, Somerville, Massachusetts 02143 $8 to draw, $10 to hang. All skill levels welcome! (bring paper and pens/marchers/etc)

Dr. Sketchy's: Anti-Art School is the life drawing session you dreamed of in your deviously creative art school head. Hot models with crazy costumes, sometimes genderbending antics, poses that keep your interest for hours, nice folks around you, drinks, and it's cheap. The models talk and keep you entertained, there's good music, you could win prizes for good and bad art! You don't have to be a good artist, or someone who draws everyday. Dr. Sketchy's is a great place to start back up with your practice, or to try to pick up a new creative outlet.

We start with short poses to get you warmed up and then move on to longer and longer poses, but that's about where the traditional life drawing session stops...

Check out the photos section for images of past Sketchy's Sessions.
And Truth Serum Productions in Facebook
Check out Dr. Sketchy's World Headquarters
Check out the Dr. Sketchy's Tumblr Group Blog where you can upload drawings! HERE!

Monday Jaunty 23, 2017: Ophelia Orchid!
Sunday February 12, 2017: Kristi Lyn
Monday February 27, 2017:Gi Gi Marx
Sunday March 12, 2017:
Monday March 27, 2017: T Lawrence-Simon
Sunday April 9, 2017:
Monday April 24, 2017
Sunday May 14, 2017
Monday May 22, 2017
Sunday June 11, 2017
Monday June 26, 2017
Sunday July 9, 2017
Monday July 24, 2017
Sunday August 13, 2017
Monday August 28, 2017
Sunday September 10, 2017
Monday September 25, 2017
Sunday October 8, 2017
Monday October 23, 2017
Sunday November 12, 2017
Monday November 27, 2017
Sunday December 10, 2017 (we did that last year, maybe we'll do it again)
Monday December 25, 2017 not this year!

email heyyou @ truthserum . org (but close the spaces) to register for classes, ask questions, or volunteer.