NORTH COAST REPERTORY THEATRE has adopted a statement of values that expresses an inclusive institution, while executing our mission which is to create a platform where artist and audience thrive through the intimacy of live theatre, recognizing the power of theatre to challenge complacency, revitalize the imagination, nurture the unexpected and embrace the variety and diversity in our lives.
The Board of Directors, Management, Staff, Artists, Educators, and Volunteers are committed to foster a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas of our operation. There is a commitment to but not limited to the following principles:
• Respect for and acknowledgment of the range of human difference across categories of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender expression, religion, age, socio-economic status, education level, language, physical appearance, physical/mental ability, beliefs, perspectives, and values
• Creating welcoming and accessible spaces for all people regardless of difference
• Providing opportunities for participation in our institution and its programs by all individuals and groups
• Identifying and eliminating barriers that exclude.
North Coast Rep strives toward these goals in all areas, including programming, arts education, casting, hiring, and board or committee participation. Continuous evaluation of these initiatives resulting in accountability will be a cornerstone of the policy.