We hope you are safe and taking care of yourselves (and each other) during this tumultuous time. As you know, Theater in Asylum meets each Wednesday night on Zoom for a Cold Reading, and these gatherings have been a space of essential community for us this year. In addition to discussing the news of the day and sharing in a great play, each week we amplify an organization doing good work. We’d like to share this week’s organization with you and encourage you, if you’re able, to donate to their good work.
Communities United Against Police Brutality is a Twin-Cities based organization that was created to deal with police brutality on an ongoing basis. CUAPB works on the day-to-day abuses as well as taking on the more extreme cases. Their overriding goal is to create a climate of resistance to abuse of authority by police organizations and to empower local people with a structure that can take on police brutality and actually bring it to an end. They provide support for survivors of police brutality and families of victims so they can reclaim their dignity and join the struggle to end police brutality. You can donate to CUAPB here.
We would also like to direct your attention to DontCallthePolice.com, a directory of organizations you can call instead of the police.
Finally, we would like to invite you to another Civics Happy Hour. This Thursday we’ll be gathering to discuss the mayoral candidates for NYC’s upcoming Democratic Primary. More information and RSVP are below.
Thank you so much, and stay safe.
Peace, power, and love to you,
Paul, Katie, Kathryn, and Hilarie
Theater in Asylum
Civics Happy Hour
The Mayoral Candidates
Thursday, April 22, 7-9pm
Join Theater in Asylum for a discussion about some of the leading candidates for NYC mayor. We’ll survey the field, explore the candidates' backgrounds, read some of their public statements, and discuss their policy positions. While we’re no experts at any of this, we are theater makers and politics enthusiasts who believe in learning about these things together and empowering each other in the process.
Theater in Asylum (TIA) is a New York-based theater company founded in 2010 to challenge and empower our community. TIA joyfully pursues a rigorous research and an ensemble-driven approach to theater-making. We create performances to investigate our past, interpret our present, and imagine our future. We prize space to process, space to question—asylum—for ourselves and our community.