ROBB LEIGH DAVIS: THE INFLUENCER
:12 Intro to Robb
:54 How his work is Centered Intersectionality/Robb’s background
2:45 Minority, diversity initiatives, community and The Center
6:00 Day to Day at The Center
9:00 Advice to take the first step to go to an LGBT community center & Coming Out? (Janine & The Center)
14:10 17 year old Robb
16:55 Bachelorette parties in gay spaces
19:32 Gay men and groupings & labels
22:40 Dating Sites & spaces
26:04 How Robb got to where he is today
32:11 Coming back to The Center
33:37 Feedback & ways to implement it
36:50 Thomas - Photo Series Project
39:03 Society Praising for not sleeping but for working non-stop
42:03 - Meditation on a Theme
49:00 Where to find Robb
With work both creative and educational, from social/political theater to soulful r&b recordings (Things That I’ve Seen), from the NY Fringe Festival downtown to the Shephard Symposium for Social Justice nationally, Robb Leigh Davis creates art that aims to reflect a mirror back on society. His creative output centers around the intersection of spirituality and sexuality, intergenerational connectivity and cultural inclusivity.
Commissioned by Brooklyn College for two performance pieces, In The Eyes of God and Intolerable, he has performed at the National Network for Education Renewal Conference, was a selected playwright for the Tectonic Theater Project’s LGBT Theater Artists of Color Training Lab in NYC & was a featured performer - in partnership with GLARE (GLBTQ Advocacy in Research & Education) – at the 18th Annual Shepard Symposium on Social Justice in Laramie, Wyoming.
Plays include The Homosexual Agenda, AMERICANBLACKOUT (originated at Dixon Place HOT! Festival) and The Glam Factor, along with a decade of performing in stage and film (both Off-Broadway and off the back of a truck) and a penchant for directing one-woman shows. He is creator of the performance series Meditation on a Theme (www.meditationonatheme.com), a storytelling experience reconceiving the meaning of commonly overheard phrases, and producer of youth programming and events with the NYC Department of Education and the 21st Century Grant.
He is currently serves as Director of Cultural Engagement for the LGBT Center of NYC (www.gaycenter.org), creating a space for renowned artists and their work to be celebrated, and opportunities for new and emerging works to be heard.