Stephen Rader

The When, Where, Why and What Not


FLIP FLOP: A Musical Gender Swap
A Cabaret Benefit for About Face Youth Theatre
Where men sing women's musical theatres song and women sing men's

Monday August 27th 6-9pm
Sidetrack 3349 N Halsted

With Host Amy Matheny, Stephen Rader, Amy Armstrong & Freddy Allen, Tom Michael & Beckie Menzie, Honey West, Jeff Parker, Matthew Amador, Elizabeth Laidlaw, David Edelfelt, Daryl Nitz,
 Cast Members of THE COLOR PURPLE and WICKED, and more


About Face Youth Theatre changes lives. Those youth who perform in the intensive program and performances and also the many audience members who hear these youth tell their authentic stories and those of other GLBT youth.

About Face Youth Theatre is Chicago's award-winning arts-based program for LGBTQ youth and their allies. The mission is to provide an innovative and rigorous arts-based series of programs that increase the safety, empowerment and leadership capacity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning youth and their allies (LGBTQA) in order to catalyze youth-led civic dialogue and action within schools and communities.

Over the past seven years, AFYT productions have been a part of the About Face Theatre main stage season with high quality production values and innovation in form and content. Past productions have premiered at the Goodman Theatre. 

About Face Youth Theatre has been honored by the Mayor of Chicago through induction into the city's Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame.  The program has also been recognized by the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) with the GLSEN Chicago Pathfinder Award; the State's Attorney's Office of Cook County, Illinois with the Community Empowerment Award; and the American Psychological Association with a Presidential Citation. About Face is a recipient of the prestigious Human First Award by Horizon's Community Services and was one of just five organizations in the United States to receive a major capacity-building grant from The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund (U.S.).