THIS SATURDAY JUNE 6TH 2Pm&7PM
We Are Here Productions Presents: Speak Out, Louise!
Hosted By Robert Steven Wilkinson
A Pub Quiz charity event in support of Black Lives Matter. Using a traditional pub quiz model we hope to highlight the unequal representation of Black people and other people of color in the Musical Theatre community and cannon. With a minimum of 51% of the questions in our pub quiz centering around Black artists and people of color, we hope to educate the community while also coming together.
“Sing out, Louise” Comes to us from the Styne/Sondheim/Laurents classic musical “Gypsy” and has become a metaphor for raising your voice in song within the Musical Theatre community. Speak Out, Louise! Asks every person to STAND UP, SPEAK OUT and if you feel like it, SING, to end the historic and intrinsic racism within our community and across the globe.
#BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.