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Mission/Values

MISSION:

Rep Stage cultivates exceptional theatre by creating a collaborative and inclusive artistic space in which regional theatre professionals tell evocative stories that reflect our diverse communities.


VALUES:

Cultivation

Rep Stage continues to commit to searching for and employing local artists so that they are supported and developed within our regional community. We invest in the future of our industry through creating safe environments for professional and student artists to grow and flourish.

Inclusion

Rep Stage ensures that people feel a sense of belonging, respect, and value. This includes re-building practices that unfairly benefit any one group.

Collaboration

Rep Stage believes that the collaborative process in theatre-making is key. We continue to implement ways to break the cycle of the pyramid power structure in the process and create a circular framework in all aspects of producing and decision-making.

Empathy

Rep Stage believes that empathy, the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their own frame of reference, is one of the greatest gifts of the theatre. It is never about othering, sameness, or denying our differences, but rather recognizing and celebrating what we have in common and our differences at the same time.

Integrity

Rep Stage follows strong ethical and moral principles. This is nurtured in an atmosphere of physical and emotional safety, civility and mutual respect.

Community

The Rep Stage community is comprised of its patrons and artistic family, but also HCC students, faculty and staff. We are committed to deepening and broadening our relationships with our community and fostering conversations between them by presenting diverse, evocative work and opportunities to engage before, during, and after productions.


In sharing our values Rep Stage acknowledges that implicit bias exists. Uncovering those blind spots can give us the opportunity to choose how we interact and operate in a more deliberate, conscious, and inclusive manner. Self-awareness is critical. The more we become aware of our own implicit biases, the more we can disrupt their default settings when making decisions as we continue to lead by example.