Riot Act, Inc. signs on to join THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT
At 5:30pm on JANUARY 19, 2017 Riot Act, Inc. will join over 500 theaters, ensembles and companies, high school and university theater programs will gather across the country to light a light and make 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.
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Jackson, WY: The Ghostlight Project will bring together over 500 participating organizations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. From Broadway to high school auditoriums, members of the theater community will gather from coast to coast on January 19, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in each time zone to light a light and make a pledge. Inspired by the theatrical tradition of keeping a “ghost light” on in a darkened theater, we create light for the challenging times ahead.
Join us on Thurs. Jan. 19 at the Center for the Arts Parking lot to light our Ghostlights to fight intolerance.
Why have we joined the Ghostlight Project? Riot Act, Inc. wears an attitude of inclusion. We strive to provide an open arena for local artists to get involved whether new to theatre or veterans. We often collaborate with artists of all disciplines to bring innovative theatre collaborations to life. We seek out plays with stories of people from all walks of life and all sorts of issues to get our community talking.
From Saheem Ali, Director and member of the Ghostlight Project Steering Committee:
“The act of expressing something out loud has significance. [It] demonstrates solidarity and a firmness of belief. Our most solemn ceremonies—weddings, graduations, ordinations—are by design public and communal because they demand witnesses. By standing outside the privacy afforded by one’s four walls and declaring something in full voice, one asks to be held accountable for the stance being taken.”
What to expect on Jan. 19:
Arrive a little early to be ready when we start at exactly 5:30pm.
Bring with you a light source such as a flashlight or lantern. No real flames please.
Dress warmly for this outdoor event.
Optional – download and print this poster. Fill it out how you see fit and bring it to hold-up at the event. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/584c44bbb8a79b6f28e8f377/t/586d49b26a49637ca19d07df/1483557333525/I+AM+Poster.jpg