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Going For It: An Experimental Amateur Talent Show

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Devon Kelley-Yurdin
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$3,565 Awarded

Additional Collaborators: Nicole Em

Going For It is an experimental amateur talent show. As an ongoing participatory performance, GFI serves as an exercise in bravery, radical vulnerability, collective joy, and community care. It is an invitation to bring attempt, curiosity, and inexperience to the center, to share hidden corners (if it feels safe), and to try new things. Through support and discussion, the event fosters a communal exchange in place of an audience/performer dynamic and builds the critical skills of courage, empathy, and witnessing (among others) that are required to create a more just and equitable world. In 2019, Going For It will deepen through wider participation, access, and research. More community performances and partnerships will culminate in the creation of a printed & digital guidebook that will act as a tool for other individuals and organizations to produce this event within their own communities.

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