Rep Stage will continue to be committed to having equitable representation of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in regard to casting and creative teams.
Rep Stage will continue to hire trauma counselors to support artists working on plays that focus on violence towards black and brown bodies.
Rep Stage will continue to engage our resident intimacy director on all productions.
Rep Stage commits to continued ongoing anti-racist theatre training at the organizational level. We will also be transparent about what that training is and when it occurs.
Effective immediately, Rep Stage is eliminating the “10 out of 12” technical rehearsal span of day.
Rep Stage will be moving towards a 5-day rehearsal week, with plans for this shift to be complete by the beginning of the 21-22 Season.
Rep Stage will restructure our season production apprentice position (paid position) and actively seek out local emerging BIPOC artists. If an emerging BIPOC artist is hired for this position, we will hire a BIPOC mentor to support this apprentice during their season at Rep Stage.
Rep Stage is examining how to continue our collaboration with Howard P.R.I.D.E., a black student organization, as well as other BIPOC student groups on the campus in which we are in residence, to create partnerships that intersects theatre and education.
Rep Stage will prioritize the cultural care of BIPOC artists by promoting statements of inclusivity for different cultural practices among audiences.
Rep Stage will restructure its season planning process to prioritize collaborative decision making including both staff and guest artists.