Over the past couple of years, I have heard a lot about triggers, and safety.
I understand what triggers are. I’ve got one or two myself. I respect that some people need and expect to feel safe when they go see a piece of work in a theatre, film, or exhibit.
However, art with any restrictions, boundaries, or censorship is not the art which I am interested in producing or making.
If you get triggered by anything, please do not buy a ticket or come see any shows produced by Take A Number, Inc. Our shows are not for you. The only safe space in any of our productions is on the stage, for the performers. They are safe from corporate pressure. They are safe from censorship. They are safe from the demands of political correctness.
The motto of Take A Number is "bringing downtown to the river towns." I was once downtown in the East Village, at a performance by one of the artists we produce. The performer said something in the show, and there was a collective gasp from the audience. It truly was terrible. More than one person looked like they might leave, and many remained uncomfortable
When we were talking about it after the show, I heard someone say, “But it’s not as if things like that aren’t being said right now, in America, by _____.” Fill in the blank. We have too many hate groups in this country to list.
Exactly. And I believe it’s better out in the light, for us to examine; rather than left in the dark, where it could catch us unawares.
Elizabeth Grey, President
Take A Number, Inc.
October 1, 2017