At MacGuffin, we are equally committed to growing and evolving as educators and theatre makers as we are to growing actors—in this moment that means recognizing and renewing our responsibility in the fight for racial justice, and acknowledge we have a lot of work to do. This ongoing endeavor means listening, learning, redefining how best to serve our community, and exposing our students and ourselves to plays and theatre that tell stories created by and giving voice to the Black community.
Theatre is a way for people to process challenging and difficult moments. We are in a unique position with you, our theatre community. As amalgamations of teachers, mentors, and role models, our doors have always been open for students to voice and explore their emotions. We have never shied away from having difficult conversations as they arise on and offstage, and will continue to meet those moments with open minds, ears, and hearts. We’re holding space for these conversations and hope that you will hold us accountable.
To the Black members of our community past, present, and future: you are seen, you are heard, and you are valued. Your lives matter. Black Lives Matter.