Theater Wit joins our voice to all those who have been living in anguish under an unjust system of systemic racism and white supremacy. Our artists and staff raise their call for justice in a system that devalues the lives and dreams of its citizenry.
In this time of national trauma, we support people of color and recognize the time is long overdue to take action and support dramatic change.
Our art form is designed to strengthen community and deepen empathy through shared stories. But as a theater, there is a time to speak and a time to listen. Now is our time to listen, hear, understand and never forget the pain and ongoing anguish experienced by our fellow man that has been inflicted by the very culture we purport to strengthen.
The pandemic may have closed our doors, but not our hearts. Never our hearts. We stand with #BlackLivesMatter
If you want to help, here is a list of resources you can use to pursue this great work:
Theater Wit is partially supported and funded by generous grants from a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, Friends of Lakeview NFP, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Illinois Arts Council Agency, League Of Chicago Theaters, The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Prince, The Morgan-Senior Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, and The Saints Volunteers for the Performing Arts.