“I believe in the American theatre. I believe in its power to inform about the human condition, its power to heal … its power to uncover the truths we wrestle from uncertain and sometimes unyielding realities.”
— August Wilson
Buffalo Theatre Ensemble joins our Chicago theatre community, and beyond, in denouncing hate and racism. We are grieving George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and all who have lost their lives to violence and racism. “Giving Stories Life” is what theatre does, offering up stories with diverse ideas and different viewpoints, helping to create understanding and empathy, heartbreakingly relevant to the needs of our time. We support black lives, and all people of color, in their stories and opportunities. As individuals and as communities, we need to speak up when we see injustice. As artists, we must listen to each other’s stories, hold space together, and lift up each other.