Chicago Theater Accountability Coalition

Our message to theaters in Chicago:

 

On behalf of the Chicago Theater Accountability Coalition, in regards to inviting Hedy Weiss to any of your productions now or in the future, we ask, simply and respectfully, that you do not extend her an invite. Hedy has on multiple occasions expressed views that reflect a close-minded and oppressive view of our black and brown colleagues and we can no longer allow this to be tolerated. This theater community now has a code of ethics that protects against sexual harassment, we are extending that code to protect against bigotry, of any type, and Hedy has showed us time and again that she lives outside of that code. When she has been invited to sit in your theater you've opened the door for your colleagues to be publicly discriminated against. It is time to close the door.