March 25, 2009


"POP Arts" stands for "Peers Outreaching Peers through the Arts." This Hetrick-Martin internship uses theater as an instrument to educate youth about safe sex. At the end of the 10 week internship, the youth perform an original script they they created to educate other youths about staying safe.

"Waiting" is a touching play that speaks about all the ways in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth are waiting: waiting for love, waiting for acceptance, waiting for happiness and, often, waiting for results.

Each youth comes forward and tells a story through dialogue or song to portray their waiting. Some speak about being cheated on, having their HIV status disclosed to others, eating disorders, suicide, getting tested, learning to love again, and finding hope within a fearful world of homophobia and heartbreak.

Tickets are only $30 and all proceeds benefit Hetrick-Martin.

Please click here to purchase your tickets now! Online purchases will close at 4pm today. Tickets may be purchased at the door - cash or check preferred - by RSVPing to Esther Alix at

We thank you for your continued support and hope to see you at the show!

Date: Thursday, March 26th
Time: Doors open at 7pm and performance begins at 7:30pm
Location: Middle Collegiate Church 50th East 7th Street