Shattered Globe Theatre stands in solidarity with the Black community and all those protesting the murder of George Floyd and the systemic state violence against Black Americans. We must use our voices and our actions to step up against the ingrained racism that Black Americans experience every day.
We are an ensemble of artists devoted to telling stories that seek to empathize with the different lived experiences of our fellow human beings. We are incredibly grateful to director Wardell Julius Clark and all the amazing artists of Kevin Artigue’s Sheepdog for passionately using art to illuminate the issue of police violence against the Black community. In each program for Sheepdog, the dedication read:
“In Remembrance: We honor the lives of Jeremie Reid, Kajieme Powell, Keith Lemont, Stephon Clark, Terrance Crutcher, De’Von Bailey, JaQuavion Slaton, Maurice Granton, Patrick Harmon, Terrell Eason, Samual Dubose, Andrew Dixon, Gregory Griffen, Mario Woods, Philando Castile, Walter Scott, Laquan McDonald, and the countless others who have lost their lives at the hands of those who have sworn an oath to protect and serve us all.”
The violence inflicted against Black Americans continues unabated, and the list of tragedies grows longer. Shattered Globe condemns these most recent senseless murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery.
We stand with the Black community. We see you. We hear you. We will listen and learn. We commit to using our resources and our work to put words into action. We pledge to support equity and racial justice as we work hard toward meaningful change. Racism and white supremacy have no place in a just society.
-The Ensemble of Shattered Globe Theatre