The note published below is a response to the firing of Ken Gass as the Artistic Director of Factory Theatre and is written by his son, Ed Gass-Donnelly. The press release from the Factory Theatre board can be found here.
To the Factory Theatre Board of Directors:
A STATEMENT FROM YOUR COMMUNITY
I’m writing in protest of your abrupt termination of Ken Gass as Factory Theatre’s Artistic Director last week. I enclose a petition with more than 2600 names calling for Ken’s re-instatement and the Board’s resignation.
First, I must confess that Ken is my father, so it may seem easy to write this off as a familial bias. However, I dare you each to read through the full petition, not just the most recognizable names but also the many passionate comments. You cannot ignore the 2600+ voices. There’s no way the Factory will have any future credibility with this board in place.
The petition and signatures can be found here