DEIB STATEMENT

The Board and Staff of Town Hall Arts Center have begun work to educate ourselves about the dismantling of systems of oppression and racism in our country to change our theatre’s culture.

We want to recognize the importance of the principles of DEIB — Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging — and to make a conscious effort to embrace the diverse narratives and voices in our community. We recognize this commitment to diversity must be a mindful, proactive, and an ongoing effort. We may not always get it right, but we will never stop trying to improve.

At Town Hall Arts Center, we strive to elevate and inspire the individuals and communities who have been historically underrepresented, misrepresented, or excluded from our field. We will focus our efforts on connecting and building meaningful relationships across all cultures. We believe that together, we can begin to make this change and reach higher levels because of our diversity.

Town Hall Arts Center commits to being an ally and advocate for diverse voices, and we will continue to expand opportunities for artists through our selection of presentations, casting, and creative teams. We will improve our workplace culture and create an environment of belonging for all people.

Town Hall Arts Center will continue ongoing, anti-racism training for all our Board and Staff so those members may contribute to the organizational culture that supports people identifying as black, indigenous, people of color, women, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ and different religious or ethical beliefs.

As long as we are willing to listen and learn, we will do the work and move forward as a diverse and inclusive community, making everyone feel they belong. This will make us greater.

GROUNDING STATEMENT

THAC would like to acknowledge that the land we occupy today has long served as a site of meeting and exchange among a number of Indigenous peoples, specifically the Cheyenne, Ute, and Sioux. THAC respects the diverse, Indigenous peoples connected to this territory on which we gather.