The rich legacy of the musical theatre owes much to the contributions of Americans of all backgrounds and races. Music Theatre Wichita specifically treasures its ongoing collaborations with black performers, musicians, technicians, directors, choreographers, and designers. We emphatically support and stand with our black friends, both artists and patrons, at this very difficult time.
There is a long-standing tradition of advocacy for social justice and that is especially true in musical theatre. We challenge you and ourselves to take steps beyond that of posting and sharing on social media platforms: work to further educate yourself on the systemic inequalities in our nation, write and call your leaders, donate to those who are making a difference and use what privilege you have for good.
In the musical theatre, we are problem-solvers, doers and community builders. Let’s use what we have to make positive changes.
Black Lives Matter.