The outbreak of the COVID-19 virus has had a devastating impact in various communities- including the global LGBTQ+ community. Many incidents that threaten the well-being and survival of queer people have been seen in various countries around the world. Research shows people being denied healthcare assistance and government issued food aid, facing violence, and even death solely due to their sexuality and identity. As COVID-19 cases increased, many were forced to move back to violent and discriminatory homes. This project explores the concept of artivism by researching LGBTQ+ discrimination and violence during the pandemic. Efforts of researching the issue, writing a one-act play, casting, directing, and acting in it via Zoom are shown throughout the recorded play - "Sunset Tragedy." References to real discriminatory events that have occurred around the world will be delivered throughout the virtual play. "Sunset Tragedy" conveys the power and intersectionality between storytelling and changemaking.
Live Presentation Recording