THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT
Thursday January 19 @ 5:15pm at the BLACK BOX
Please invite anyone who would like to attend.
On the eve of the Presidential Inauguration, theaters across the country will launch The Ghostlight Project. People will join in a collective, simultaneous action creating “light” for challenging times ahead. Inspired by the tradition of leaving a "ghost light" on in a darkened theatre, artists and communities will make or renew a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone—regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
No RSVP necessary. Just bring a light to shine (no candles please)— the flashlight on your phone counts!
This is a chance for our theatre family, our community to get together and pledge to create brave spaces that will serve as lights in the coming years.
We define "a brave space" as a space where:
- It is safe to be who you are, regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, age, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
- Diverse opinions, dissent, and argument are not only tolerated, but invited.
- Active listening and courageous exchange are fundamental values.
- Collective action, activism, and community engagement, both within and outside the walls of the theater, are cultivated, encouraged, and supported
So far there are over 300 theatres across the country participating. For more information visit theghostlightproject.com