American Shakespeare Center condemns violence against Black bodies and shares in your outrage.
We mourn the silencing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the unacceptably long list of lost lives that came before them.
We believe that Black lives matter.
We believe that the amplification of diverse voices is the path toward a better understanding of our shared humanity.
We despair that the themes of fear of otherness, greed, and hatred in Shakespeare’s stories are still relevant 400 years after they were written and will use our platform to interrogate them until they are nothing but the lessons of the past.