Bring the fire
IMPORTANT UPDATE: aNTI-cHOICE pROTESTORS AT FRINGE
Hello friends. As some of you have heard, our 2017 Capital Fringe show “Abortion Road Trip” has attracted some pretty nasty, sometimes aggressive anti-choice protesters.
They are not allowed into the Logan Fringe Arts Space, but they are stationed directly outside with megaphones and signs and have been aggressive towards audiences making their way to and from the space.
Here’s where we’re at right now:
1. Starting with the 11am performance on Saturday the 8th, Prometheus staff will be on site to escort people in and out of the Logan Fringe Arts Space before and after every show. At our Saturday show, you’ll recognize us by the red sashes across our shirts. We’re ordering vests now that we’ll wear at the later shows. We will post pictures of these soon so that you’ll know what to look for.
2. A few people have already volunteered to help escort audiences and visitors. Thank you so much for your quick response. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can organize these efforts together.
3. Prometheus and Fringe both request that we all keep things civil and de-escalated. Please don’t engage with the protestors, even (especially) if they single you out. Ignoring them takes the wind out of their sails, and keeps things less disruptive for all of us.
We’ll be providing updates as the situation develops and as we get better organized. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
We are so proud of “Abortion Road Trip.” We think its message is urgent, relevant, and needed – and the presence of these protestors only affirms our belief.
We chose this play because it’s time for a new narrative about abortion – a narrative that these protestors reject. Abortion is not shameful. It doesn’t have to be tragic. It doesn’t have to be “the most difficult choice a person can make.”
Sometimes it can be funny.
Sometimes it can be serious.
Sometimes the choice is easy, or nuanced, or exactly right.
Our power as artists lies in the choices we make about the stories we want to tell. We’re proud to be telling this one.
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