Act Out: Vote 2020

By Chiara Klein posted 10-23-2020 09:49


Dear Theater Community,

We are writing to extend an invitation to any and all theater organization across the country to join us in amplifying a national theatrical Get Out the Vote event: Act Out: Vote 2020.

If you are interested in helping us amplify this project, please sign up here.

About Act Out: Vote 2020
Danai Gurira, Stephen Daldry, Lynn Nottage have come together to organize a special event to get out the vote – Act Out: Vote 2020, a series of short, all new monologues and songs that will make up an hour-long video encouraging audiences to vote in the upcoming elections. Written, directed and performed by some of the most important voices in the American Theatre, Act Out: Vote 2020 will be available to stream on October 29 at 9:00 PM EDT.

The evening will include a series of nonpartisan artistic pieces encouraging civic engagement in the upcoming election. Participating artists include Luis Alfaro, Saheem Ali, Ngozi Anyanwu, Will Arbery, Jocelyn Bioh, Lileana Blain-Cruz, Steven H. Broadnax III, Yvette Nicole Brown, Stephen Daldry, Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi, Danai Gurira, Ryan J. Haddad, Brian Tyree Henry, David Henry Hwang, Lloyd Knight, Lisa Kron, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Lila Neugebauer, Lynn Nottage, Sandra Oh, Martha Redbone, Heidi Schreck, Leigh Silverman, Whitney White, Christopher Wheeldon, and Rhiana Yazzie.

We are also partnering with Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote initiative to provide voting information specific to each state. Additionally, the Act Out: Vote 2020 playwrights will be featured in a town hall conversation on The Carlos Watson Show on October 30th in partnership with Ozy Media.

What Being an Act Out: 2020 Partner Theater Means:
If you sign up, all we ask is that you help us amplify the event to your networks in whatever way works for you. Any amount of amplification would be appreciated.

We will send a “toolkit” via Google Drive with social collateral and suggested text designed to be shared on a few dates leading up to and through the broadcast. In addition to info about the show itself, we will also share assets from When We All Vote so that you can provide your community with their various voting resources. including voter’s rights info, key voting information by location, and more.

Theaters who have already signed up to participate include Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Alliance Theater, American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco, Alley Theatre, Arena Stage, Baltimore Center Stage, California Shakespeare Theater, Center Theatre Group, Cleveland Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center, East West Players, Guthrie Theater, Horizon Theatre Company, La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, Mixed Blood Theatre Company, New Native Theatre, New Repertory Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Plan-B Theatre Company, The Public Theater, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Syracuse Stage, Trustus Theatre, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

We hope you’ll join us. If you are interested please sign up here. Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Sabine Decatur at or Nick Durst at

Let’s #GetOutTheVote !
Chiara Klein
Director of Artistic Producing at Baltimore Center Stage
On behalf of the Act Out: Vote 2020 Team​