June 20, 2021

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John Leguizamo, Stephen Flaherty and A lot more Pen Letters to Biden/Harris Administration as Portion of ARTS Employees UNITE

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Be An #ArtsHero and The Dramatists Guild of The united states produced manufacturer new “Dear Mr. President and Madam Vice President” letters as section of its nationwide marketing campaign, ARTS Personnel UNITE: 100 Times of Art and Activism, to make Arts & Society Employees a legislative and economic priority. Extra playwrights contain John Leguizamo, Martyna Majok, Jeanne Sakata and Stephen Flaherty. Be An #ArtsHero will also host Dwell readings of decide on letters now, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in conjunction with the start of The People’s Inauguration, an on line celebration at ThePeoplesInauguration.org.

ARTS Personnel UNITE: 100 Times of Artwork & Activism launched on January 20, 2021 and mirrors the 1st 100 days of the Biden/Harris Administration. The marketing campaign aims to interact the nation in legislation, tricky information, and numerous initiatives which consists of Arts & Tradition Staff from various disciplines and Congressional districts. In this essential interval wherever the new administration will seek out to enact its agenda, Arts & Culture ought to be a top rated precedence for economic revival and nationwide reconciliation. Observe along and participate in the 100 Times of Artwork & Activism campaign right here.

“For an marketplace that added $877 billion to the U.S. financial system, we as a nation are allowing our arts and tradition staff at the rear of. Let us change, and let us improve now.”

John Leguizamo

Joining the historic letter-producing campaign amid the hundreds of letters written by America’s most well known Playwrights, Composers, Lyricists and Librettists, involve

Tita Anntares, Emily Bohannon, Kirsten Childs, Lear deBessonet, Troy Deutsch, Halley Feiffer, Stephen Flaherty, John Leguizamo, Jennifer Maisel, Martyna Majok, Ronnie Marmo, Mary Beth McNulty, Scooter Pietsch, Jeanne Sakata, Thelma Virata de Castro, and much more.

The letters chronicle the writer’s hopes, goals and eyesight for what America can turn into with the arrival of a new administration. Among the other priorities, the letters urge the institution of the Secretary of Arts & Culture and vow to provide President Biden’s mission to “build back much better” and “mend the soul of America.”

“The tale of our nation is in significant affliction. It desires major thoughts. It requires bold vision. It requires a essential mass of voices heading to where the silence is, making the invisible, obvious – and the difficult, roar to everyday living,” spelled out Be An #ArtsHero on their mission behind the ongoing letter-writing marketing campaign, in partnership with The Dramatists Guild of The united states.

“As a result of stay general performance, thousands of people have turn out to be intimately acquainted with the tale of this little-regarded American hero, neglected in our history publications – effectively as thousands of other important and dynamic tales that get rid of searing mild on our country’s past, existing, and long term.”

Jeanne Sakata

Dramatists who participated in the start of the letter-creating campaign incorporated Lynn Ahrens, Rick Elice, Adam Gwon, Aleshea Harris, David Ives, Lisa Kron, Andrew Lippa, Anaïs Mitchell, Marsha Norman, Robert O’Hara, Theresa Rebeck, Sarah Ruhl, Nikole Salter, Tina Satter, Heidi Schreck, V (formerly Eve Ensler), Bess Wohl, Doug Wright and more.

Letters are obtainable to go through at beanartshero.com/letters-100times.

Right now, Be An #ArtsHero kicks off a partnership with The People’s Inauguration by web hosting Instagram Life on their system showcasing readings of “Pricey Mr. President and Madam Vice President” letters with Rachel Chavkin, Jenny Koons, Vichet Chum, Rajiv Joseph and Nikkole Salter. Also, Be An #ArtsHero and Arianna Afsar produced an oath ceremony for artists and Arts Personnel as part of The People’s Inauguration’s swearing-in ceremony. To choose the oath, visit this connection.

The People’s Inauguration commences 10 times of digital conversations, artistic expressions, tunes performances, educate-ins, vigils and around-the-table spouse and children ceremonies. Some activities will concentration on grief and healing other people on justice and reckoning, other people on joy and rising. All of them will have one particular thing in frequent: the expression of a “people’s oath” that recommits us to our core values and to a single a different.

Be An #ArtsHero invitations America’s Arts Staff to master about their socioeconomic price and use their skills to force the new administration to pass sweeping reduction and recovery laws. Arts & Society Staff from throughout the place will connect with on the new administration to engage with the colossal socio-financial worth of the Arts & Lifestyle sector, which delivers a huge $877 billion in benefit added to the U.S. financial system while furnishing 5.1 million American positions. At the moment, 2.7 million Arts Personnel are unemployed thanks to the financial devastation wreaked by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Arts & Lifestyle sector provides more to the GDP than Transportation, Agriculture, Building and Tourism. With an financial growth price nearly double that of the relaxation of the overall economy, it’s apparent that relief and restoration for the Arts & Lifestyle sector must be manufactured an financial and legislative priority.

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