Black Lives Matter. 

Confronting racism requires ongoing work that begins within each of us individually. We recognize racism runs deep within GREAT Theatre and that we have been complicit in its thriving. We know we can do better.

We are committed to ongoing and consistent action, moving with urgency while identifying both immediate and long-term strategic actions, including but not limited to:

  • examining our programming, practices, policies, and procedures that are perpetuating white supremacy within our own structures of creating art. 
  • listening, learning, and supporting substantive change to mobilize our art and organization to better live our Mission.
  • providing a space for open dialogue, continued learning, and telling the stories of our community. 
  • collaborating with and gathering input from stakeholders in our community to find ways to produce more culturally/racially diverse art.
  • intentionally seeking and building relationships with people who are committed to anti-racist work.

To the BIPOC members of our community: We see you, we hear you, we grieve with you, and we will fight beside you. 

We encourage our community to engage in the individual work of unlearning and learning and to hold us accountable. Below are resources we’ve found helpful and arts organizations in Minnesota who are leading race equity work through theatre. 

We believe in the transformative power of the arts. 


Resources

Books by local authors:

Support

We encourage our community to join us in financially supporting Minnesota arts organizations in the Twin Cities who are leading race equity work through theatre: Penumbra Theatre and Mixed Blood Theatre and Pillsbury House Theatre