Other Resources

Surviving Friendly Fire

Surviving Friendly Fire is an award-winning documentary about Fringe Benefits’  original play, Friendly Fire, which was written and performed by homeless LGBTQ+ youth, Surviving Friendly Fire was directed by Todd Nelson, edited by Michael Hofacre, and narrated by Sir Ian McKellen.

Please refer to our Media Page to see a montage from the documentary. 

For information on rental or purchase, please contact Frameline Distribution.

Mitos, Ritos y Tonterias

(Myths, Rites and Silliness

Conceived and directed by Liane Schirmer, Mitos, Ritos y Tonterias (aka You’ve Got to be Kidding!) is Fringe Benefits’ community-initiated, Spanish-language educational video that tells stories from the Latino community that help break down gender stereotypes and tackle homophobia. It is an educational, yet entertaining, video comprised of humorous scripted scenes and hard-hitting documentary segments. 

Please refer to our Media Page to see “Super Cortes,” one of the comedic sketches from the video.

The Dis-Ability Project

Joan Lipkin, Co-Founder of The Dis-Ability Project of That Uppity Theatre Company, graciously shared the following resources with us…

Historical landmarks (pdf – 68k)
Elementary school study guide (pdf – 184k)
High school study guide (pdf – 184k)

Since 1996, That Uppity Theatre Company has focused on developing projects that bring together amateur performers with professional artists to create innovative material based on lived experience. In 1995, theatre artist Joan Lipkin and occupational therapist Fran Cohen co-founded “The DisAbility Project.” Comprised of people with and without disabilities to model inclusion, the project creates and tours original material about the culture of disability. 


If there are any additional resources you are interested in, please let us know.