The Ghostlight Project

A Call To Action

 

Inspired by the theatrical tradition of keeping a “ghost light” on in a darkened theater, we created light for the challenging times ahead. At 5:30pm on January 19, 2017 Third Wall Productions joined over 750 theaters, ensembles and companies, high school and university theater programs in 50 states 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.


January 19th was a moment of gathering within a larger resistance to intolerance at all levels. We are a brave space that will serve as light 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.

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To learn more about the Ghostlight Project or for ideas on how you can transform your theatre, club, organization or work place into a brave space, click the link below.

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