An open invitation to virtually gather with Plan-B on January 19 to resist intolerance at all levels

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This is an open invitation to anyone who has ever worked with Plan-B Theatre in any way on a production or reading, and anyone who has ever attended a Plan-B production: 

January 19 is The Ghostlight Project, where theatre folk across the country are gathering outside of theaters on the eve of the Presidential Inauguration, people will join in a collective, simultaneous action, together creating “light” for challenging times ahead.

Inspired by the tradition of leaving a “ghost light” on in a darkened theater, artists and communities will 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, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

January 19th is a moment of gathering within a larger resistance to intolerance at all levels. We aim 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. This is not a substitution for protests or direct action, but rather a pledge for continued vigilance and increased advocacy. 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, 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.

We would like to represent Plan-B with a virtual gathering. All you need to do is click here to download the graphic, fill it out, take a selfie with it, click here to email it to us by 3pm on January 19 and we’ll post them all at 5:30pm that day on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Please include your Twitter and Instagram handles in your message.

We also ask that you share on your own social media channels at 5:30pm that day and tag Plan-B Theatre.

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