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Theatre Artists from Across the U.S. Take Part in 'National Month of Outrage'

Theatre artists from across the United States have come together to create a multi-city list of events slated for the month of January protesting the outcome of this year's presidential election.

This National Month of Outrage was initially organized by Jonathan Alexandratos, who pulled together a New York City-based team of artists called Theatre Artists Unite; however, it quickly became clear that producers and artists coast-to-coast were interested in generating similar protests for their own stages.

To date, groups in Los Angeles (Artists Rise Up: L.A.), Nashville (Actors Bridge Ensemble), Washington D.C., Chicago, and New York City (Theatre Artists Unite and Artists Rise Up: N.Y.) are participating in a national dialogue to use theatre to process a diverse range of responses to the election of Donald Trump.

By unifying a diverse range of voices, the National Month of Outrage promises to not only be a showcase of talent, but also a national fundraiser for groups like Planned Parenthood, who have done a great deal of good, but are often maligned by Republican rhetoric.

In New York City, Theatre Artists Unite is generating an evening of new 10-minute plays to be presented as a low-tech staged reading in mid-January. The event will be free, and all donations collected will be given to public service organizations currently threatened by President-elect Trump.

Though plans for this event have solidified, Theatre Artists Unite's installment in the National Month of Outrage still urges anyone interested in donating time, talent, and/or resources to reach out using the contact information provided. To be kept in the loop about this event's news, including its time and place, join the National Month of Outrage: Theatre Artists Unite Facebook group, where more information will be forthcoming.



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