Lincoln Center Theater acknowledges that we are gathered in Lenapehoking, the Lenape homeland. Beginning in the 17th century, European colonization resulted in the exclusion and erasure of the indigenous original people, the Lenape. In the 20th century, prior to the construction of our theater, a neighborhood was destroyed displacing a community largely populated by Latine and Black families. We pay respect to all these groups, to their elders, ancestors, and future generations, and acknowledge their ongoing contributions to this area. Lincoln Center Theater is committed to developing and producing the work of emerging and established American artists who reflect these cultures, and to welcoming all audiences.
We realize that acknowledgement is not enough, but by acknowledging this history, we can begin to confront the racism from which Lincoln Center Theater has benefited.