More than 500 theatres across the U.S. are taking part in the Ghostlight Project to affirm their commitment to “diversity and inclusion” January 19. The initiative launches on the eve of the U.S. Presidential Inauguration.
At 5:30 PM in each U.S. time zone on Thursday, theatre artists will gather outside their theatres to “create a ‘light‘ for dark times ahead, and to 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, age, gender identity, or sexual orientation.”
A How To kit is also available to help groups organize for the event.
Activities will be decided by the participants at each site.
There will be nearly 50 gathering sites in New York City alone, including the red steps above the TKTS discount ticket booth in Times Square, the National Black Theatre in Harlem, the Public Theater in Greenwich Village, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in Brooklyn.
Participating theatres and theatre programs include the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, American Repertory Theatre in Boston, Signature Theater in New York, the Philadelphia Theatre Company, Stage West Theatre in Fort Worth, Seattle Repertory Theater, and Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. Click here to see a full list of participating theatres around the U.S.
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