The Future Perfect Project believes that the self-expression of youth is a declaration of a better future for us all. This Writing & Performance Workshop for Teens & Young Adults creates a space for a wide spectrum of non-normative youth - alt youth, queer youth, creative youth and allies (Ages 16-24) - to speak their truth and tell their stories. With a toolkit of storytelling and songwriting exercises, students reflect on their experiences to transmit into the world. This workshop gives students the confidence to trust what they already know, activate their vision of a more perfect future and provide opportunities to express themselves to the community.

On Thursday evening, students in James Lecesne and Ryan Amador’s workshop Future Perfect Project: A Writing and Performance Workshop for Teens and Young Adults will perform personal stories, poems, and songs they created during the week's workshop. This is a very special event that is sure to inspire us all!

James Lecesne wrote the short film Trevor, which won the 1995 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short and inspired the founding of The Trevor Project. He has written three novels for young adults and created The Letter Q, a collection of Letters by Queer Writers to their Younger Selves. The New York Times has ranked him "among the most talented solo performers of his (or any) generation."

Ryan Amador is a singer, songwriter, and theatre-maker who has released three full length albums and five EP’s of original music to date. He is best known for his queer-related music videos “Define Me” & “Spectrum”, and songs “Saint of Love” & “Instead.”