We commit to the study, practice, and production of theatre and dance respecting diverse perspectives of society, culture, and our evolving world. We pursue an environment where differences are centrally represented and supported in our creative and educational practices.
We commit to examining inequitable traditions in the fields of theatre and dance. We review historic practices that obstruct equity and create structural changes in our recruiting, programming, curricula, pedagogy, and productions that develop equity.
We pledge to create a safe, respectful, and supportive space for all voices in theatre and dance through recruitment, hiring, and programming practices that address systemic change. To this end, we welcome feedback and open, respectful dialogue that encourages inclusion of work, practices, and artists-scholars-makers that have historically been underrepresented or ignored.
We prioritize a safe working environment. We commit to safety and wellbeing for a lifelong pursuit of healthy theatre and dance practices. We create a climate of respect for all members of our commmunity; supporting their physical, emotional, and mental safety and wellbeing. We practice self-care and learning that includes openness, advocacy, safety, and respectful dialogue.
We commit to sustainable practices in our curriculum, studios, and spaces that prioritize ethical and safe use and management of environmental, human, and financial resources. We pledge to reduce, reuse, and recycle whenever possible. We pledge to use methodologies and practices in our spaces and curricula that respect these invaluable and limited resources as we advance the art, scholarship, and appreciation of theatre and danc eand its place in society.