Salt Lake Acting Company to be participating in THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT-A nationwide demonstration onThursday, January 19, 2017
On January 19, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in each time zone across the country, members of the theater community - from Broadway to regional theaters to high schools and colleges and community theaters - will come together to launch The Ghostlight Project.
Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC) joins this nationwide demonstration. On the eve of the Presidential Inaugration SLAC staff, playwrights, actors, designers and members of the community will gather outside of the Chapel Theatre to join in a collective, simultaneous action, together creating “light” for challenging times ahead. Inspired by the tradition of leaving a "ghost light" on in a darkened theater, artists and communities will make or renew a pledge to stand for and protect 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.
Salt Lake Acting Company pledges from this night forward to continue to be a voice for the unrepresented, to embrace equality, to spark change, to bring light to dark realities, and to accept and celebrate our differences.
The ceremony will begin at 5:30 pm. Salt Lake Acting Company and members of SLAC’s audience will make or renew their pledge of inclusion and then shine a light on SLAC’s “ghost light” which will become a permanent installation in the theatre. Directly following the light ceremony, the participants will join in singing John Lennon’s “Imagine” and be invited to a reception in the theatre.
WHO: Salt Lake Acting Company
WHAT: The Ghostlight Project Launch|Salt Lake Acting Company
WHEN: Thursday, January 19, 2017 @ 5:30
168 West 500 North
Salt Lake City, Utah 84103
Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC)’s mission is to engage and enrich community through brave contemporary theatre. Founded in 1970, SLAC is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 professional theatre dedicated to producing, commissioning, and developing new works and to supporting a community of professional artists. SLAC has been nationally recognized by the Shubert Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and the Edgerton Foundation, among others. SLAC operates under a STP Actors Equity Association contract and is a Constituent Member of Theatre Communications Group, and the National New Play Network.