Spearheading equity, diversity and inclusion through theatre.

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility Statement

We understand that the foundation of a vibrant, thriving arts and performance venue is the cross-pollination of creative and diverse programming, the cultivation of inclusive practices and strategies, and the development of a diverse team of employees and volunteers who share in these values. We believe that engaging in the arts is essential to the human experience. We at Roxy Productions, Inc., stand strongly for improving equity, diversity and inclusion for our entire community:

  • EQUITY means recognizing that not everyone starts at the same place, addressing inequities in access and opportunity, and allowing for full and fair participation.
  • DIVERSITY means acknowledging and respecting human qualities that are different from our own and outside the groups we are a part of or with which we are associated. These qualities include but are not limited to: ethnicity, race, color, country of origin, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual or relationship orientation, family structure, religion, beliefs, political affiliations, experiences and ability differences.
  • INCLUSION means honoring and accepting the gifts, backgrounds, experiences, and wisdom that every individual brings with them, so that every stakeholder feels valued. Our stakeholders are staff, artists, students, board members, donors, audiences and community members.

We will strive to create a culture of inclusion where individuals can thrive, succeed, are able to participate in, and contribute to the progress and success of the arts, while growing both professionally and personally.

We recognize and value individual differences, and we acknowledge structural and systemic racism and other access barriers that prevent full and fair participation of people outside the dominant culture and power dynamics. We acknowledge the complexities of becoming a fully inclusive and anti-racist organization, and we accept the challenge to build an organization where full and fair participation is the norm.

We commit to providing fair treatment, access, opportunity and advancement, and to creating space for culturally diverse voices to be heard and power to be shared.