LMT affirms the following:
- We believe #BlackLivesMatter
- We know that people of color have been under-represented on our stage
- As artists we have the unique ability to lead civil discourse through our programming, our narrative, our actions
We have heard from POC and knowledgeable allies, and Lamplighters commits to proactively working together through words and actions to fight against racism. Our first step is forming an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion team to focus on how our company can identify and combat racism from within.
Lamplighters Music Theatre stands in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander community
Lamplighters Music Theatre stands in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander community against acts of hate and violence. We recognize the race-motivated acts of violence against members of this community. We wish to create space for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community to express their frustration and grief about the continued experiences of racial and intersectional oppression.
We acknowledge the work yet to be done in our own allyship with Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. We specifically also acknowledge the prior harm to the Asian American and Pacific Islander community with standard works in the Gilbert and Sullivan canon. We are actively working to address these issues to ensure that there is no racial prejudice in any of our creative productions. We humbly invite conversations and suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org for ways we can help at this time.