I’m going to need a lot of laughter to get through this Presidential transition. How about you?
If you’ve seen my sketch revues or my improvisation, you know that comedy is my chosen tool for exploring the beliefs and actions that we hold dear. As they often say at The Second City, ” _______, and funny.” (brave, challenging, meaningful, important, smart, etc… you fill in the blank) Yes, I’m still wearing my Hillary shirt. 🙂
At this very moment, I am especially grateful to be a part of the theater community, which is, as always, bravely exploring, understanding, and celebrating who we are as humans and as a society. Theaters from over 50 states, and many others right here in SD, are doing what they do best…. creating spaces for brave voices.
This Thursday, January 19th, FCI will participate in The Ghostlight Project, joining hundreds of other theaters on the eve of the inauguration to reiterate our pledge to resist intolerance and be a “brave space that will serve as a light in the coming years.”
Inspired by the tradition of leaving a “ghost light” on in a darkened theater, we will reiterate (okay – we will probably shout and laugh a lot) our commitment to protecting the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone–regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, age, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
Join us Thursday night at the theater and take your photo out front of the theater with your “Ghostlight Project” message. What do you fight for? We will have them printed for you and hope we can add your photo to our Instagram!