The good that we do is more important now than ever - to stand up, to reach out, to connect; to speak for love and truth, to listen for healing and peace, to act with compassion and forgiveness. Now, when it's hardest. Now, when we're scared. Now, when we're tested.
We won't make space for the fear that wants to occupy our imaginations. Our ingenuity is already captive to making something magical for our community to gather around. A beautiful and fun story that implicitly and explicitly not only espouses, but actually develops empathy, understanding, connection, and caring. We choose to rise and do this work, and fill our 'now' with beauty, fill our minds with hope, fill our community with good. Playmaking is, in part, our way of fighting back against the darkness. Our activism is our art. It is our illuminating force, our gift to give, the only sword we will wield is the healing touch of our creativity - our mighty purpose.
This is why we do theatre. The end of our means, in matter and manner, is to educate, edify, illuminate. You are welcome here, enjoy the play.