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THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT


Thank you for joining us in this national movement.
Our work continues.

 


 

Trinity Rep participates in a nationwide, collective, simultaneous action:
The Ghostlight Project!


On Thursday, January 19th, 2017, at 5:30 pm, Trinity Repertory Company participated in launching The Ghostlight Project. On the eve of the Presidential Inauguration, in each time zone across the country at 5:30 pm, theaters from Broadway to regional theaters to high schools hosted a gathering outside their doors to create a "light for challenging times ahead." This ceremonial lighting outside Trinity Rep symbolizes the theater as a safe, brave space for all people. 

The Ghostlight Project's aim is "to create brave spaces that will serve as lights in the coming years. We aim to activate a network of people across the country working to support vulnerable communities." The definition for "a brave space," as created by The Ghostlight Project, is one where:
  • It is safe to be who you are, regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, 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.
Inspired by the tradition of leaving a "ghost light" on in a darkened theater, artistis and communities will make or renew a peldge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone. "Ghostlights" are single lights left on at all times in a dark theater; The Ghostlight Project promises that each theater will remain a brave space at all times.


How you can get involved:


  1. Create your own "I AM / I FIGHT FOR" poster, or a "WE ARE / WE FIGHT FOR" poster for your company.
  2. Post about The Ghostlight Project and share your signs on social media using the hashtags #ghostlightproject #allarewelcome #bealight
  3. Visit www.theghostlightproject.com for more ideas and information.


About The Ghostlight Project:

The Ghostlight Project is a resource for theaters, arts communities, and individuals to identify and create meaningful action steps, or to continue the social justice work already underway. The Ghostlight Project is: Claudia Alick, Saheem Ali, Daniel Beaty, Alexandra Billings, Sammi Cannold, P. Carl, Rachel Chavkin, Lear deBessonet, Sarah Flamm, Rachel Hauck, David Henry Hwang, Christine Jones, Moises Kaufman, Mia Katigbak, Jenny Koons, Lisa Kron, Tina Landau, Lorin Latarro, Zhailon Livingston, Rebecca Martinez, Jennifer McGrath, Okieriete Onaodowan, Lisa Peterson, Sam Pinkleton, Clint Ramos, Randy Reyes, Leigh Silverman, Kristyn Smith, Jeanine Tesori, Liesl Tommy, Stephanie Ybarra, David Zinn, and YOU.