CONGRATULATIONS to Erin Nappe Bellavia – the winner of ITOWNY’s Inaugural “Show Us Your Monologues Contest!”
You did an INCREDIBLE job! Way to go!
Thanks to all who entered the contest! We loved each and every submission and are so thankful that you shared your talents with us!! (PS this was a pretty fun contest – should we do another?!)
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ITOWNY’s Statement on the Killing of George Floyd and on the Persistence of Racism in America
The members of Inclusive Theater of WNY (ITOWNY) are horrified by and abhor the murder of George Floyd by members of the Minneapolis Police Force on 25 May 2020. The lives of Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmad Aubrey, and a tragically long list of other black Americans lost to the hands of racial injustice and police brutality in recent years is cause for despair, especially because the stories are not new.
It is easy to look to the arts in moments of crisis such as the present, when we seek an understanding of the incomprehensible persistence of political, economic, and social discrimination against persons of color. It may seem harder to remember the outrage we feel in this moment when we return to our theaters and performing art spaces.
However, ITOWNY resolves to keep these troubling aspects at the forefront of our work going forward. There is, of course, much to celebrate in the artistic work that we do, but our passion should never blind us to injustices.
We must never let that indifference to human suffering become our own. We must never deaden our hearts to the pain of others. Our fundamental values demand that we care.
We must bridge the differences of our individual thoughts, to make space for the conversation! This is how we can move forward and sustain momentum, to bring about real change!
Inclusive Theater of WNY
And now it’s time to hear from Avery “The Definitive” Gill – Straight Out of Compton and his submission for the 2020 “Show Us Your Monologues” Contest.
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Contest ends on 5/31/2020! Send your submissions to email@example.com!
Next on deck is Chelsey Braun, who gives us her monologue from Romeo and Juliet! Great work!
Send us YOUR monologues by 5/31/2020 – firstname.lastname@example.org!
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