Citizens came together outside of their local theaters with their own lights and lit them together to shine bright in the darkness. Then each theater lit their own ghostlight, that will remain lit, to symbolize their pledge to be a safe space for all.
"When our theaters go dark at the end of the night, we turn on a “ghostlight” - offering visibility and safety for all who might enter. This is our theatrical tradition - and our inspiration. Like a ghostlight, the light we create tonight will represent our commitment to safeguard - it will symbolize safe harbor for our values and for any among us who find ourselves targeted because of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, sexual identity or dissident actions in the coming years. And our lights will also symbolize hope –a belief that through our actions change is possible." Laura Connors Hull, Producing Director Creative Cauldron
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