You surely know, but tomorrow is Election Day. Theater in Asylum has been committed to electoral politics for years, notably with The Debates. While many of you have voted early or absentee, for those of you who have not yet voted, tomorrow is your last opportunity this time around. If it is safe for you to do so, please, please vote. For New Yorkers, know that polls are open from 6am-9pm and you can find your poll site and preview your ballot here. For those outside New York, you can find everything you need at Vote.gov. You know already, but this election is so important.
After you've voted, we encourage you to take care of yourself and your neighbors. Check in with loved ones. Take this opportunity to join an activist organization or mutual aid group. Perhaps watch Boxcutter's hilarious and wonderful Judy for President or dig in to Mary Oliver's poetry. Perhaps write an old friend a letter. Write yourself a letter. This is a week to remember and we're going to need each other, and art, to interpret and process it all.
Theater in Asylum continues to meet regularly for reading, discussing, organizing, self- and co-educating, and brainstorming. If you're looking for some (online) community, please feel free to reach out to Paul, Katie, Hilarie, or Kathryn. And who knows what will happen, but perhaps we'll see you on the street. Wherever we see you next, please know that we wish you love and safety.
Peace, power, and love to you,
Paul Bedard, Katie Palmer, Kathryn Appleton, and Hilarie Spangler
Theater in Asylum (TIA) is a New York-based theater company founded in 2010 to joyfully pursues a theater of learning, empathy, and growth. With rigorous research and an ensemble-driven approach, we create performances to investigate our past, interpret our present, and imagine our future. We strive to offer space to question, space to process –asylum– for theater and conversation that challenges and empowers ourselves and our community.
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