John Leguizamo, Stephen Flaherty and More Pen Letters to Biden/Harris Administration as Aspect of ARTS Personnel UNITE

John Leguizamo, Stephen Flaherty and More Pen Letters to Biden/Harris Administration as Part of ARTS WORKERS UNITE

Be An #ArtsHero and The Dramatists Guild of America unveiled model new “Pricey Mr. President and Madam Vice President” letters as component of its nationwide marketing campaign, ARTS Workers UNITE: 100 Times of Art and Activism, to make Arts & Society Staff a legislative and economic priority. Added playwrights incorporate John Leguizamo, Martyna Majok, Jeanne Sakata and Stephen Flaherty. Be An #ArtsHero will also host Stay readings of choose letters today, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in conjunction with the start of The People’s Inauguration, an on line celebration at

ARTS Staff UNITE: 100 Times of Artwork & Activism introduced on January 20, 2021 and mirrors the very first 100 days of the Biden/Harris Administration. The campaign aims to engage the nation in laws, hard details, and many initiatives which incorporates Arts & Lifestyle Workers from numerous disciplines and Congressional districts. In this critical time period the place the new administration will seek out to enact its agenda, Arts & Lifestyle should be a top precedence for financial revival and nationwide reconciliation. Comply with alongside and participate in the 100 Days of Art & Activism campaign below.

“For an industry that extra $877 billion to the U.S. economic climate, we as a nation are permitting our arts and society employees at the rear of. Let us alter, and let us change now.”

John Leguizamo

Joining the historic letter-composing marketing campaign among the hundreds of letters published by America’s most well known Playwrights, Composers, Lyricists and Librettists, contain

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 additional.

The letters chronicle the writer’s hopes, desires and vision for what The usa can turn out to be with the arrival of a new administration. Between other priorities, the letters urge the institution of the Secretary of Arts & Lifestyle and vow to provide President Biden’s mission to “build back again better” and “mend the soul of The united states.”

“The tale of our country is in essential affliction. It demands big concepts. It wants daring vision. It needs a vital mass of voices likely to wherever the silence is, creating the invisible, obvious – and the unattainable, roar to everyday living,” defined Be An #ArtsHero on their mission guiding the ongoing letter-writing campaign, in partnership with The Dramatists Guild of America.

“As a result of are living overall performance, hundreds of men and women have develop into intimately acquainted with the story of this minimal-recognized American hero, neglected in our record books – nicely as thousands of other essential and dynamic stories that drop searing mild on our country’s previous, present, and potential.”

Jeanne Sakata

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

Letters are available to read through at

These days, Be An #ArtsHero kicks off a partnership with The People’s Inauguration by internet hosting Instagram Lives on their system that includes readings of “Dear Mr. President and Madam Vice President” letters with Rachel Chavkin, Jenny Koons, Vichet Chum, Rajiv Joseph and Nikkole Salter. Moreover, Be An #ArtsHero and Arianna Afsar designed an oath ceremony for artists and Arts Staff as element of The People’s Inauguration’s swearing-in ceremony. To just take the oath, pay a visit to this hyperlink.

The People’s Inauguration commences ten times of virtual conversations, creative expressions, music performances, educate-ins, vigils and about-the-table family ceremonies. Some situations will focus on grief and healing other individuals on justice and reckoning, others on joy and mounting. All of them will have just one matter in widespread: the expression of a “people’s oath” that recommits us to our core values and to one an additional.

Be An #ArtsHero invitations America’s Arts Personnel to learn about their socioeconomic worth and use their expertise to press the new administration to pass sweeping reduction and recovery laws. Arts & Society Staff from throughout the nation will connect with on the new administration to engage with the colossal socio-economic price of the Arts & Lifestyle sector, which provides a significant $877 billion in value added to the U.S. financial system when furnishing 5.1 million American work. At this time, 2.7 million Arts Workers are unemployed because of to the financial devastation wreaked by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Arts & Society sector adds additional to the GDP than Transportation, Agriculture, Construction and Tourism. With an economic growth rate just about double that of the rest of the economy, it is distinct that aid and recovery for the Arts & Lifestyle sector will have to be made an financial and legislative priority.