It is with heavy hearts that we are cancelling our production of Sister Act.
The Grand Rapids Players board of directors wishes to formally apologize for their selection of Sister Act as their spring musical. Upon reflection we want to acknowledge the insensitivity we showed, knowing the lack of diversity in our typical auditioning pool, yet choosing a script written for a person of color. Erasure and whitewashing are not acceptable, and we are committing ourselves to avoiding these trends moving forward. We want to be sure that we are using theater to build community and not divide it. This is an ongoing conversation and we have formed a committee to focus on cultural sensitivity. Our hope is to build awareness within our organization and the community. We look forward to future dialogue, growth, and improvement in our choices.