On Saturday, October 17, 2015 the Committee of the Jubilee, a self-organized group of theatremakers from around the country published a call to action for the American Theatre community. The premise is simple. Theatres who want to commit to the vision of a year of Jubilee in 2020 are invited to sign the pledge below and be listed here, publicly.
In order to address equity in the American Theatre and in my community, I pledge to support a diverse, inclusive, and intersectional vision in the 2020-2021 season:
Every theatre in the United States of America will produce only work by women, people of color, Native American artists, LBGTQIA artists, deaf artists, and artists with disabilities.
This will be the season of Jubilee! I look forward to celebrating the work of these traditionally marginalized voices and making permanent progress toward inclusion even after 2021. I ask you to join me. Together, we can change the face of the American Theatre.
If you’d like to help with Jubilee organizing efforts, join the Committee of the Jubilee! Email firstname.lastname@example.org and express your interest.