We at ACT Theatre recognize that now is a powerful and invigorating moment of change. We will seize this opportunity to become an anti-racist, fully accessible, multicultural theatre that is truly welcoming to all. With the help of artists, staff, and others, both in Seattle and nationally, including the demands We See You, White American Theatre, ACT has begun the work to reform its policies and procedures to create change at all levels of our institution.
ACT believes in the power of theatre to change lives. For too long the lives that our institution has focused on have been predominantly white and able-bodied. We acknowledge that ACT has worked inside biased systems that have continued to center only a small group of our global community. This has led to systems that have caused harm, and we recognize that we have upheld and perpetuated those systems. We, ACT’s staff, board, and Core Company, stand in solidarity with and are grateful for those who have stood up for change and are honored to join the ongoing fight for racial justice in this country.
We understand that this work is ongoing, and we will continue to share our steps along this journey with you in the spirit of transparency and continuous growth. Our progress will be updated every six months. Below we have listed the steps we have taken as an organization, and provided hyperlinks to more specific information and to track progress.