To Our Playhouse Community,
The tragic death of George Floyd, and of countless African American men and women before him, reminds us of the injustice based solely upon race which has been a scourge of our country since its founding.Â
We at Playhouse on Park strongly believe that the arts must continue to illuminate the issues that challenge our society and to target the evils that keep us from being truly human. We are committed to being proactive in making change within our own organization and strive to take part in making change happen within our industry and society as a whole.
Playhouse’s production last season ofÂ The Scottsboro BoysÂ recounted the true story of race-based injustice that ruined the lives of a dozen young men almost a century ago. That story generated discussions after every performance lead by guestÂ facilitators.Â Towards the end of one talk back,Â lead by Reverend Shelley Best andÂ Reverend Lydell Brown of The Conference of Churches, a very special moment was caught on camera.Â We wanted to share that moment with you today: