HEARTS TO HALF: A REFLECTION ON CONNECTION
Written and Illustrated by Justin “Squigs” Robertson
Music by Arri Lawton Simon
Connection. Common ground. Sharing stories that tell of where we’ve been, of where we can go and who we can be. Hearts seeking a common beat.
“House to half.” The house lights in a theater dim as a signal for us to take our seats at the beginning of a new adventure: A collaboration with those creating a world we all get to inhabit for a while. It’s very likely that we all will be a little different afterwards, having been able to walk in others’ shoes briefly, enriched by words, swept away by dance, replenished by song.
When marquee lights dimmed on Broadway and around the world in March 2020, no one could have foreseen that we would be without this connection for so long. Ghost lights have kept stages from going totally dark while we all have found ways to connect virtually through our screens. But after one year, there are flickers of hope as we see the lights at the end of the tunnel of the COVID-19 pandemic. We will gather again, differently than before, but with so much potential for essential and powerful connection.
We look forward to once again seeing marquee and stage lights blazing and house lights dimming. More adventure is on the horizon, friends.
Dori Berinstein • Sammi Cannold • Rob McClure
Howard Sherman • The Broadway Podcast Network
FIRST RESPONDERS AND ESSENTIAL WORKERS
And thank you to artists and dreamers whose creation has never been more necessary and treasured.