Lights On: Community Theatre Protection Task Force will offer its first workshop in April to help local theaters create a safe environment and deal with issues of sexual harassment and violence.

More than 40 people have signed up since the April 11 workshop via Zoom was announced on Feb. 22, according to Emelia Sherin, one of the founders of Lights On.

The task force started last summer after several women shared stories on social media and with the newspaper about sexual harassment and assault they experienced while working on productions at some area theaters. In many cases, they were minors when the incidents occurred.

“Whenever something’s happened in the past, they’d say, ‘We’re going to do something,’ but it’s all talk, no action,” Sherin said. “Now

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