We Stand Against Hate
At Six Points Theater, we believe in the important role theater can play to address hate. As a very mission-driven organization, we adhere to and strive to advance our mission: “Six Points Theater ignites the hearts and minds of people of all cultural backgrounds by producing theater of the highest artistic standards. Rooted in Jewish content, our work explores differences, illuminates commonalities, and fosters greater understanding among all people.”
We stand with all the people of Israel who have endured the horrific assault by Hamas, a terrorist organization. We stand with the innocent Palestinians whose lives have been controlled by Hamas and now must endure and find a way out of this war in Gaza. We stand with Jews in our community, around the country, and around the world who endure anti-Semitism. Hate must never be allowed to become normalized. The importance of standing up to hate cannot be overstated.
All people should recognize the importance for standing up for people of all religions and races. As stated by Martin Niemöller, a German theologian and Lutheran Pastor who experienced the rise of the Nazi regime, “First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”
We hope that Six Points Theater stage productions and Doorways programs will continue to bring together diverse individuals to engage in thought-provoking and unifying experiences toward a more peaceful and just community and world.