Can We Come to the Table

Can We Come to the Table? – Stories About Gender Identity, Gender Expression, & Sexual Orientation

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Can We Come to the Table? – Stories About Gender Identity, Gender Expression, & Sexual Orientation
June 15, 2014 7:00 PM
June 15, 2014 10:00 PM
$10 suggested donation
646 457 0859
May 28, 2014
Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
646 457 0859
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83A Hester St., New York, NY, 10002, United States
Can We Come to the Table

Please join In Our Words Project for an evening of drink and performance of real stories from real people.

Can people from disparate views on LGBTQ issues come to meaningful consensus on the subject? And if so, how? These questions are answered through stories transcribed from interviews with people In Our Words Project Founder Alan L. Bounville met when he walked across the country for gender and sexual orientation equality. Through environmentally inspired staging, our actors will share some powerful, funny, and inspirational stories.
No matter how long you stay, everyone is sure to get a sneak peek of this entertaining and impacting piece of theatre. And please, bring some friends!


This event will directly support our upcoming New York City world-premiere production of: Can We Come to the Table? – Stories about Gender Identity, Gender Expression, & Sexual Orientation. A requested donation of $10 will be collected at the door, but no one will be turned away for inability to pay.


To learn more about In Our Words Project, visit our website:


Alan Bounville performing Transformation

Alan L. Bounville (Founder and Script Curator) is a progressive-minded theatre for social change solo-performer, director, educator, and collaborator. He is also a civil rights activist. Earlier in 2013, Alan completed a 6,000-mile walk across North America to raise awareness for equality based on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. During the walk he performed a solo interview-based play, When People Lead and now produces theatre, which is both engaging and designed to aid in social change efforts on a host of subjects.


Ron Dizon performing A Maybe Rape in Gramercy

Ron Dizon is native NYer and a graduate of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting Conservatory. Theatre credits include: Miss Saigon (Riverside Theatre); The Spanish Tragedy (Page / Genesis Repertory – Spotlight-On Awards Nominee: Best Supporting Actor); A Chorus Line (Paul/Broadhollow Regional Theater); The Choice (Charles/TNC’s Dream-Up Festival); Brecht in the Park (Elephant Run District); Glass Menagerie (Tom/ButterflyTheatre Co.).  Ron has also performed at the Duplex in his sold-out one man show Transactions of Love and played Peaches in Simpatico – The Web Series. He starred in the indie film Rooftop Heist - which premiered at the 2012 Big Apple Film Festival, and can be seen next in the upcoming comedy short film, A Box Came to Brooklyn.


Adrian Gebhart performing Broken Mosaic

Adrian Gebhart (Actor) I’m a theater/film performer, as well as theater educator originally from Berkeley, CA. I’m especially interested in theater and film that is new, experimental, and/or LGBTQQIA-themed.



Ron Grimshaw (Director) is a New York based director, designer, and producer. Most recently Ron produced and directed Coffee/Evil, a new work as part of the Midtown International Theatre Festival. Ron is also a founding member and artistic director of New York based ManTown Productions.



Beth Hintze (Intern) is a master’s candidate in Educational Theater in Colleges and Communities at The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. Beth is a 2010 graduate of Sarah Lawrence College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Theater Production and History. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, games, and traveling.


Beth Maria performing Daughters Strength Mothers Love

Beth Maria is a working art teacher, musician, and stand up comedian.



Courtney Nolan Smith is thrilled to be a part of Can We Come To The Table? Originally from Massachusetts and a graduate of the University of Miami (BFA: Musical Theatre), she has performed with: Sierra Repertory Theatre, Ocean State Theatre Company, Cape Rep Theatre, Bristol Valley Theatre, Boston Children’s Theatre, Mt. Washington Valley Theatre Company and The Theatre Barn. Favorite credits include: PICk Love at The Rochester Fringe Festival, Cats (Grizabella), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Jolene), The Marvelous Wonderettes (Cindy Lou), The Full Monty (Estelle) and Enchanted April (Caroline). Thanks to Alan and Ron!