A play with music based on a true story and real events, STORMÉ recounts the life and times of Stormé DeLarverie, a Big Band singer (aka Stormy Dale) during the 1940s and a male impersonator at the infamous Jewel Box Revue during the 1950s and 1960s. The Jewel Box Revue was America's first and most famous racially integrated touring drag show of female impersonators and one sole male impersonator--Stormé . More importantly, she is an unsung sheroe of the 1969 STONEWALL Rebellion in New York City. Much like Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus in 1955 played a pivotal role in the Civil Rights Movement, Stormy's scuffle with police in 1969 during a raid at the STONEWALL Inn was as instrumental in igniting the Gay Rights Movement. STORMÉ the musical play is the first of a series of social justice plays exploring the experiences of marginalized individuals as well as the intersection of marginalized communities,and social movements that arose in the fight against oppression.
True Colors Project
True Colors Project (TCP) is a social enterprise that is dedicated to developing highly innovative and influential creative works, fostering artistic dialogue with widely diverse audiences on social, political, and human issues. Our mission is to produce BIPOC and LGBTQIAGNC+ themed performances through theater, digital content, film, and live events that are designed to entertain, educate, and empower audiences with practical expressions of love and empathy. TCP strives to create a more inclusive arts scene by eliminating barriers to participation related to age, race, gender, social class, sexual-orientation, identity, disability, nationality, and religion. Since 2015 TCP has been the founder and host of My True Colors Festival: Fighting For Social Justice and Cultural Diversity Through The Arts, a multidisciplinary arts event.