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Community Conversations with Alley Repertory Theater

The Royale
Date: Sunday, October 10th, 2021
Time: Doors at 1. Panel conversation begins at 2. 1-3 p.m.
Entry: Free to the public
Venue: Visual Arts Collective

Alley Repertory Theater is proud to begin hosting a series of community conversations inspired by the plays we produce. Join our panel to discuss Idaho history, the history of boxing, and also how issues of the past impact society today, including in particular, BIPOC communities in the arts. The first discussion will center around life in Black communities during Jim Crow America
in the early 20th century. This is Alley’s inaugural community conversation. We welcome our community to come discuss topics that inspire us to #playfiercely.

ALLEY REP BLACK LIVES MATTER STATEMENT

The journey of doing better and rising to meet the needs of today involves deep self-examination.

We are here. We are listening. We are aiming to reprogram the way we think about theater.

For over a decade Alley Repertory Theater has staged plays that celebrate diversity and inclusion. We do this out of a belief in equity and inclusion and a commitment to invoke change that becomes a way of being. Today, we have an extraordinary opportunity to reshape and reimagine how we create and experience theater. We recognize that cultural spaces and the institution of theater needs to change. It is inherently and systemically racist.

Alley Repertory Theater believes this is not a time to be silent. Our call to action is to choose plays that fiercely create conversations about race and social justice, and to produce plays by artists that have been underrepresented in our work at Alley Rep. We will champion artist points-of-view that better reflect the Inclusive Idaho we want to be; and we will do everything we can to further the voices of Black, Indigenous and people of color, along with audiences.

We have reimagined our future. It includes you. Join us.

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