You’ve got to love A.R.T. Not only are they one of the most popular and progressive theater companies in the country, they also have a strong commitment to the communities that they entertain, as this great email from them, set to Color Magazine shows:
“In an effort to respond to current events, in our nation and closer to home, the A.R.T. staff invites members of our community, audience, artists, and civilians to come together to reflect and share this Sunday, November 13 at OBERON.
An especially grueling and harrowing election season has come to a close and voices of hate and violence ring loudly in our ears. How do we, as citizens, have productive conversations that cross ever-widening rifts? As artists, what is our role in that conversation? The American Repertory Theater invites you — artists and friends — to join us at OBERON as we respond to the challenges of the hostile rhetoric that’s fueled our national conversation over the past year. Guests are welcome to bring a small work (reading, poem, etc) to contribute to this evening of sharing or to respond to other guests’ offerings and help us begin the process of discussion, understanding, and activism.
For those interested in sharing, we ask that you keep your contribution to 2-3 minutes. We hope that this convening, the second response event we have held at OBERON, will foster opportunities for future sharing and connection.
Doors open at 6:30 PM, sharing begins at 7 PM
This is a FREE event. RSVP is encouraged.
If you have any questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org”
We hope to meet you there.