June 2, 2020
Dear Luna Friends,
Today at Luna, we stand silent in solidarity with our community. We had promised a song today, but today we cannot sing.
If we could open our doors today, we would. We wish we come together with you in our building--to make signs and embrace and weep and organize.
This is what theatres do in dark times. We hold space for feeling and planning and mourning and resistance.
Instead we ask you to come together with us in another way--at home, on the streets, in any way you can--to fight systemic racism and white supremacy.
At Luna, we stand with our Black colleagues whose artistry onstage and offstage has been such an integral part of our institutional identity, and has contributed so deeply to our growth in understanding of the work there is yet to do.
As a theatre committed to social justice, we are dedicated to exploring and celebrating the stories of our diverse community and our world. This work demands that we challenge ourselves as artists, as humans, and as global citizens.
And it demands that we commit every day to fighting for equity, inclusion, and justice.
In conjunction with our production of Pass Over earlier this year, and in collaboration with artists and audience members, we began gathering and sharing a list of anti-racism resources. We invite you to participate via the link below. This is an evolving document, and input is encouraged.
And finally, if you find yourself truly in need of a song, we invite you to listen to Keedron Bryant singing I just wanna live.
Yours in solidarity, love, and hope for justice,
All of us at Luna
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THANK YOU for supporting our work, and for being part of our community. It is a privilege to make plays that matter to our audience, and to come together to explore how we navigate the most pressing issues of our time. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we have rescheduled the remainder of our 2019-2020 MainStage and American Voices series.
To support and inspire our communities at this time, we're going virtual. Watch our newest Secret Cities collaboration HERE. We conceived "Songs of Unsung Heroes" prior to the pandemic, and hope it uplifts your spirits.
We're also launching new online classes in playwriting and solo show creation (more info coming soon) and a virtual July camp in acting and filmmaking called The Strangest Summer. We look forward to seeing you online!
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We look forward to welcoming you back to Luna Stage, and to sharing a powerful season of theatre with you!