Inspired by the theatrical tradition of keeping a “ghost light” on in a darkened theater, we are creating light for the challenging times ahead.
At 5:30pm on January 19, 2017, The Public joined over 800 theaters, ensembles and companies, high school and university theater programs across the country to shine lights together, and make a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone--regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
To show our solidarity with The Ghostlight Project, we are keeping a permanent ghostlight in our downtown Public Theater lobby. This light will be on--always--for as long as we need it.
Everyone is welcome at The Public. Never forget: you are safe here.
For more information about The Ghostlight Project, visit theghostlightproject.com.