Times are always tough for Theatre in the good ol' USA. But now? Not only are we in major pandemic mode, we are finally starting to begin to come to terms with the racism rampant in our society. Tacit acknowledgement of the problem just doesn't pass muster anymore. But where do we go? What can we do? Really LISTEN, for one thing. Then, work for change. Like Yoda said, "Do or do not. There is no try." So, let's DO. As we plan for the December 2020 Virtual Conference, we look for ways to LISTEN and for ways to ACT. In the Post Election world of 2021, we are called to all become Engines of Change. - David Fuller
AMERICAN THEATRE MAGAZINE:
An Open Letter to the Senators of the 116th Congress: Fund the Arts
BY MATTHEW-LEE ERLBACH
The arts are not a luxury but a huge economic engine for America’s cities and towns, and a reflection of our national culture. They deserve your unstinting support.