Black Lives Matter.
Sideshow Theatre Company’s mission is to draw inspiration from the familiar stories, memories and images we all share to spark new conversation. It’s our duty as the artistic governing body of this organization to represent all perspectives including those coming from lived experiences different from our own, and not look away from people’s suffering.
The artistic value of our organization would be worthless if we commissioned and/or produced plays like Tilikum, HeLa, The Ridiculous Darkness, truth and reconciliation, and Christmas at Home, which at least in part examine Black trauma, but said nothing and did nothing when that very trauma is playing out in streets across the country.
Our organization is actively learning how we can use our resources to put actions to our words. As we put plans in place, we wish to acknowledge our solidarity in the following ways:
Sideshow Theatre Company strives to make space for artists of all backgrounds to explore and mine the collective unconscious of the world we live in with limitless curiosity. This mission is not solely relegated to rehearsal or production. Our ensemble opens itself up to anyone in our artistic community to provide a safe place to ask questions, brainstorm ways to provide support, and exist without the fear of judgment. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have also compiled a growing list of actions and resources to support these efforts, which you can find here.
Katy Carolina Collins, ensemble member
Matt Fletcher, ensemble member
Elly Green, ensemble member
Jonathan L. Green, artistic director, ensemble member
Walt McGough, ensemble member
Megan A. McGuane, ensemble member
Karie Miller, ensemble member
Justin J. Sacramone, associate artistic director, ensemble member
Regina Victor, ensemble member
Calamity West, ensemble member
Nate Whelden, ensemble member