Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Diversity is the presence of differences within a given setting. Equity is the process of ensuring that processes and programs are impartial, fair and provide equal possible outcomes for every individual. Inclusion is the practice of ensuring that people feel a sense of belonging in the workplace.
How can we uphold our mission to "inspire empathy by telling the stories of our shared human experience" if we don't have strong diversity on the GTC team, and on the GTC stages? We at GTC are eager to set the course for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion as we grow into a professional theatre company. Currently, the team is faced with the challenge of operating on a limited volunteer basis. Our aim is for future funding to allow us to grow and pay our team.
Our DEI Statement
GTC is committed to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion across all functions in our organization.
In casting, GTC uses an open minded, color and culturally conscious approach to casting and encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.
As fundraising continues, GTC is excited to add new team members to its organization. A team that is made up of diversity of thought, perspective, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability and disability, will only strengthen our mission.
We recognize that American Theatre is undergoing a reckoning, and that it has not been a safe place for all. In fact, it has been an actively unsafe place for many -
from the Me Too movement of 2017, to the racial reckoning of 2020. We are determined to create a place where artists, audiences, and colleagues feel safe, supported, respected, and valued. To that end, GTC is developing a policy for combating forms of racism, discrimination and sexual harassment at the workplace. We intend for all artists who enter our doors to feel safe and ready to explore challenging and compelling work. We intend for all audiences who enter our doors to be able to enjoy the unique magic of theatre; to be challenged and moved because they stepped into someone else's shoes for a brief moment in time.
Empathy is our North Star.