Without the Black community there is no Rochester, and there is no Little Theatre. For us at The Little, amplifying the voices of Black filmmakers, musicians, and artists continues to be a priority. This isn't new. We live in a city and country where there is deep racial inequality and racism. As a community pillar, one that has stood proudly on East Ave for 90-plus years, it's our job at The Little to make it clear that Black voices matter, and Black lives matter. This is our community, this is us.
Our work is far from over. There is still so much to learn and accomplish. We can, and must, do better. This is always the case, but it bears repeating: We're here to listen to you. What are ways The Little can highlight Black voices, host vital conversations, and be the ally we need to be? We're open to all suggestions.