Sundown Collaborative Theatre produces innovative and relevant performances by working as a true collective of artists that teach and learn from each other and the community. We strive to bring together a diversity of cultures, experiences, abilities, and identities, including BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and other traditionally marginalized voices to collaboratively create visceral and thought-provoking experiences for our audience.
THEREFORE, WE STRIVE:
– to embody curiosity, determination, and fairness.
– to apply a growth mindset approach to our work.
– to defy unhealthy standards too often found in the theatre industry.
– to produce art that calls attention to the systemic issues of discrimination and inequality present in our country.
– to foster a welcoming and accessible audition environment and maintain open minded casting in regards to gender, race, ability, and body type when appropriate.
– to ensure that all directors of mainstage productions have taken some level of intimacy direction training, or will be working with an intimacy director for the duration of the rehearsal process.
– to provide a collaborative environment where diverse voices are heard and represented, including BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and other marginalized groups.
– to continually evaluate our own representation of marginalized communities and endeavor for progress.
– to prioritize the safety, well-being, and comfort of traditionally marginalized communities. We do not tolerate homophobia, transphobia, racism, misogyny, ableism, ageism, or any discriminatory or hateful language or behavior.
– to ensure the safety of our audience, cast, and crew by reserving the right to remove anyone who makes others feel their physical safety has been threatened.
– to provide a space for artists, old and new, to create, grow, and learn from one another.
We acknowledge that diversity and inclusivity is a continuous journey and that the work to do and to be better is never finished. We strive to not only uplift voices of BIPOC and other members of the global majority, as well as LGBTQIA+ and other marginalized groups, but to actively reject all forms of racism and other types of discrimination.
We acknowledge that our current leadership does not reflect the diversity and intersections of our community, and we recognize this is an issue we must address in order to fulfill our mission statement and properly serve our community.