The Ghostlight Project Gathering

On January 19, The Armory will join theater companies across the country in hosting a public gathering for The Ghostlight Project, a nationwide theater movement to create a “light” for challenging times ahead and stand together for the values of inclusion, participation and compassion for everyone.

We hope you will join us for this national event!

At The Armory, DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid will be on hand to play upbeat world music and some of our longstanding community partners — including representatives from The Giving Tree, Central City Concern, Playwrite Inc., and Theatre Diaspora — will join us for this special lighting event. Lights will be provided and attendees with cell phones may also use their own phone lights to participate. Kelsey Tyler, The Armory’s director of education and community programs, will lead a brief pledge ceremony.


Thursday, January 19

Gather in the main lobby at 5:00 p.m. | Lighting event begins at 5:30 p.m.

This event is open to the public and no reservations are needed.

For directions to The Armory, click here.

After the lighting event, guests are welcome to join us for a special Happy Hour
with Peter Stark, Literary Arts and Argyle Winery.

Other Ghostlight Gatherings in Portland
Numerous Portland theater companies will be hosting events for The Ghostlight Project on January 19, including Artists Repertory Theatre, Oregon Children’s Theatre and many others. To see the list of participating companies and find an event near you, visit

About The Ghostlight Project

The Ghostlight Project is a nationwide gathering in collective, simultaneous action, to create a “light” for challenging times ahead. Inspired by the tradition of leaving a “ghost light” on in a darkened theater for safety, artists and communities across the country will make or renew a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation and compassion for everyone — regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. The event on January 19, at 5:30 p.m. in each time zone across the country, is a moment of gathering within a larger resistance to intolerance at all levels. Participants will make a pledge to create brave spaces that serve as lights in the coming years, working to support vulnerable communities through continued vigilance and increased advocacy.

A “brave space” is defined as a space where:
• It is safe to be who you are, regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
• Diverse opinions, dissent, and argument are not only tolerated, but invited.
• Active listening and courageous exchange are fundamental values.
• Collective action, activism and community engagement, both within and outside the walls of the theater, are cultivated, encouraged, and supported.

Find out more at

#GhostlightProject | #AllAreWelcome | #BeALight

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Date(s) -   Thursday, January 19th
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Portland Center Stage at the Armory

128 NW 11th Ave.

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