Our Ghostlight:

This lamp, continuously lit in our lobby,
reminds us that Live Arts is a space
for all people to convene and create —
regardless of race, class, religion,
country of origin, immigration status, ability,
age, gender identity, or sexual identity.
It reminds us to keep
looking for the light — and to carry
that light with us into our community.

This Season, Live Arts will host three discussions on Diversity and Community in American Theater.

Discussion One:

A roundtable discussion on inclusivity in local theaters will be held on Sunday, October 15th at 7 pm in the Founder’s Theater.  We are inviting community leaders and other notables in the Charlottesville theater community to engage in an hour-long discussion that is specific to the Charlottesville area in a collaborative and open setting.  The goals for the first meeting are to assess our current state of inclusivity in theaters, to share our challenges, to identify programs that have been successful, and to brainstorm about ways that we can do better to engage our full community!

Action items from this meeting will be available in early November.  Write for more information.

Discussion Two:

A Youth Filled Panel Discussion with the young actors, designers, and playwrights from Monticello High School will be held on Sunday, January 7, 2018, following their original performance of A KING’S STORY.

Discussion Three:

This dialogue will continue with a discussion in January 22, 2018.  A planning session – where we are; where we want to go.   Our goal is to provide a forum for more formal discussion of the issues at hand and we will take a look — not just at Charlottesville — but at trends and movements in professional, academic, and community theaters across America.

Discussion Four:

Summer 2018.   A social event – a way for us to come together – a gathering to break bread and continue the dialogue in a nurturing and festive environment.  Details to be set by April/May.

Our Ghostlight is on.  Everyone is welcome to join our mission of forging community and theatre.