A “ghost light” is the light that is always left on in a dark theater to provide safety and security to all who enter.
Please join us on January 19 at 5:30 pm.
At this time, across time zones, more than 100 professional, educational, and community theaters around the country will hold simultaneous gatherings.
These gatherings are a public affirmation of each theater’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. They are 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, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton University Triangle Club, and the Princeton University Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Theatre invite you to a brief gathering on the lawn outside the Matthews Theatre to publically affirm that in our shared performance spaces, all are welcome.
We ask that people begin to arrive starting at 5pm. At 5:30pm we will offer some brief remarks and together take part in a “moment of light.” The event will conclude by 6pm. We hope you can join us for this affirmation of compassion and inclusion.
No RSVP is necessary, but if you do plan on attending, please feel free to mark “going” on the Facebook event here: The Ghostlight Project at McCarter
About The Ghostlight Project:
The Ghostlight Project aims to create brave spaces that will serve as lights in the coming years. We aim to activate a network of people across the country working to support vulnerable communities.
We define “a brave space” as a space where:
- It is safe to be who you are, regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
- Diverse opinions, dissent, and argument are not only tolerated, but invited.
- Active listening and courageous exchange are fundamental values.
- Collective action, activism, and community engagement—both within and outside the walls of the theater—are cultivated, encouraged, and supported.