Multicultural representation has always been part of our mission at The New Paradigm Theatre. We promote social justice and create young leaders through arts education and productions. As such, NPT and its leaders aim at modeling the type of fairness and inclusion that we hope one day will be embraced by all institutions and people. We stand for not only inclusion, but true equity. We condemn brutality of any kind.
When members of our community hurt, we all hurt. We cannot, in good conscience, be silent. We hope many of our colleagues will do the same. We will continue to promote multicultural work onstage and off. We will continue to shine a light on other social justice nonprofits in our area. We affirm that not only do Black lives matter, but Black lives are vital and essential to the arts. We will continue to encourage and mentor our young leaders in NPT and in our community to be a part of the solution and to use their voices to make a difference.
We challenge and invite you to rethink what true diversity, transformative equity, and radical inclusion looks like in your offices, classrooms, and on stage. Even, and especially now, during the coronavirus pandemic your creativity, resources, and power are needed to imagine a future where all of our sisters and brothers are truly free. Words matter, but actions are more important.
– The NPT Team