In this newest production of it gets better, stories were collected from communities across the nation, as well as from participants in previous community residency tours. Of the hundreds of conversations, stories and interviews, the company selected twelve to be dramatized for the stage. it gets better provides a performing arts response to the difficult issue of bullying, and is intended to support young members of the LGBT community. All performers speak the words of the real indi- viduals they portray. These are stories of everyday people as well public figures such as NBA basket- ball star, Jason Collins.