A Message of Solidarity

ACT of CT is renewing our commitment to our Black neighbors and colleagues, and vows to continue to learn and listen. We commit to an ongoing dedication to hiring Black artists and we pledge to do the work needed to be inclusive, including:

  • Amplifying Black Voices

  • Supporting Black Stories

  • Engaging Black Talent 

 

As we continue to evolve the specific ways by which we will actualize these items, we will update this statement.

Our actions since June 2020 have included: 

  • Artistic Director Daniel C. Levine and Resident Music Supervisor Bryan Perri (who is also Music Director for Broadway’s "Jagged Little Pill") participated in the creation of 'Ridgefield Allies: What Can I Do? What Can We Do?'. Ridgefield Allies virtual rally as well as subsequent livestream events can be viewed on their website

  • We proudly donated 10% of ticket sales form our virtual gala ("ACT's Annual Gala: Extended Intermission Edition!") to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

  • We have actively sought out Black students (grades 5 - 12) from in and around Fairfield County to participate in our ‘Summer Conservatory’ this August.

  • We have (and will continue to) invite the next generation of Black actors, singers and music directors in our community, to participate in our ‘virtual lessons program’. Lessons include piano, voice and orchestral conducting. 

  • We (along with nine other local arts organizations) helped in the creation of Ridgefield's Diversity Film Series. This series will screen a variety of films that examine, celebrate and amplify the voice of Black Cinema. The series begins this fall. 

  • We are in the process of creating a program (currently named "Share the Stand") which will offer paid mentorship opportunities for BIPOC who wish to pursue careers as music directors, choral conductors and other music department roles. 

  • We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining an inclusive and discrimination-free work environment. 

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