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 wish to create space for frustration and grief about the continued racial and intersectional oppression against members of this community. We acknowledge the work yet to be done in our own allyship with Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. We specifically also acknowledge our prior harm to the Asian American and Pacific Islander community with The Mikado and other standard works in the Gilbert and Sullivan canon. While we work to address and remedy our own failings and our white-centrism, we humbly welcome suggestions at email@example.com for ways we can help at this time.