THE MISSING GENERATION: LGBT/AIDS ORAL HISTORY PROJECT

Sean Dorsey travels the US
to RECORD oral history interviews for NEW SHOW

Sean Dorsey Dance’s new show, THE MISSING GENERATION, gives voice to longtime survivors of the early AIDS epidemic.

Dorsey created the show during a 2-year intensive process that brought him to 5 cities across the US – where he recorded oral history interviews with longtime survivors of the early epidemic, hosted community residencies and conducted archival research.

Now on a 20-city tour, THE MISSING GENERATION‘s world premiere was May 14-17, 2015 in San Francisco. Visit our Calendar Page to learn about our upcoming tours and Community Residencies, and contact us with tour, residency and booking inquires for THE MISSING GENERATION.

The voices and remarkable real-life stories that Dorsey recorded in these oral histories are featured in the show’s award-winning multi-layered soundscore that also features gorgeous original music composed by Alex Kelly, Jesse Olsen Bay, Ben Kessler and Jeffrey Alphonsus Mooney.

Dorsey says, “I am so passionate about this project. During the early epidemic, we lost part of an entire generation of gay, bi and transgender people. Our culture has turned its back on this part of our history. Also significantly, our culture has forgotten the early epidemic’s survivors – this is another forgotten generation we continue to neglect. I wanted to bring heart and voice and attention to this ‘missing generation,’ and bring some of their remarkable stories forward.”

Many thanks to the incredible people Dorsey interviewed for this project. These interviews will also become part of living LGBT and HIV/AIDS archives across the US. Thank you: David Ebony Barkley, Kate Bornstein, Barbara Carrellas, Dee Dee Chamblee, Cheryl Courtney-Evans, Peter DiMuro, Javon Egyptt, Jim Grimsley, Aldo Hernandez, Joe Izzo, ABilly S. Jones, Jeff Jones, Patricia Jones, Jimmy Mack, Gert McMullin, Joseth Minor, Sage Rivera, Tyra A. Ross, Sarah Schulman, Ron Swanda and several people who chose to share their stories anonymously.

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THE MISSING GENERATION was created with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, National Dance Project, New England Foundation for the Arts, National Performance Network, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Queer Cultural Center (San Francisco), Bates Dance Festival (Lewiston), Dance Place (Washington DC), 7 Stages (Atlanta), The Theater Offensive (Boston), and generous individual donors.

THE MISSING GENERATION – Community Sponsors:
The GLBT Historical SocietyTGI Justice Project (TGIJP)The Shanti ProjectOpenhouseNational AIDS Memorial GroveBay Area Young Positives, Inc.San Francisco AIDS FoundationLavender Youth Recreation & Information Center (LYRIC)​.