Sincere, insightful, and poignantly relatable, Behind the Lens is an original play in two acts. It explores the lives of high school students learning how to form healthy relationships and gain self-acceptance. The story of Jessi, an introverted photographer, and Nick, an outgoing Youtube star, is told through challenge videos, locker gossip, and a grand campaign of Dungeons and Dragons. The play was written collaboratively by youth members of Out & Allied Youth Theatre to include the voices of LGBTQIA+ youth into conversations surrounding relationships and abuse.
Talkback and Reception follow the performances.