Raise Our Voices
In June 2020, Starlight introduced a new performance series, “Raise Our Voices.” While the facility was closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Starlight leadership and staff felt it important to open the venue to these students for them to respond artistically to issues of racial justice and social change. Striving to be better advocates, Starlight desires to use our theatre platform to share diverse voices and encourages viewers to hear and engage in the powerful messages of students seeking change.
All pieces are student-selected, and the students featured have participated in at least one of Starlight’s community engagement programs. In Raise Our Voices, they have the opportunity to share what they are feeling through a filmed performance at Starlight and a feature on Starlight’s blog and social media channels. These students’ performances are powerful and we are proud that they have chosen to share that with our audiences.
Starlight is committed to using its platform to share diverse voices and acknowledges the urgency for the theatre community to speak out against racial injustice and inspire action through the power of art. Raise Our Voices is just one way that we can create pathways for students to be heard and to amplify their voices.