The Springer Opera House held a forum today to discuss the future of a stage program that suffered heavy criticism for its critical nature. No Shame theater night has been suspended until further notice.
It all started after an attendee at last week’s show posted to Facebook when a performer stood up at the open mic night performance, making certain comments about Jesus Christ.
News 3′s reporter at the meeting witnessed springer patrons, donors and theatre academy families questioning the springer’s core values.
Several no shame theatre performers also questioned their right to freedom of expression and speech. Nicole sanders is a regular at the theater and says she hopes the open mic night will continue.
<“I’ve moved around a decent bit over the past few years and every time I find myself back in this area. I always have a place to go. I always have somewhere to be and be myself,“Nicole Sanders said.
Paul Pierce, the Springer’s artistic director, says if they do bring back no shame back, they do not plan to have any censorship.