Concrete Theatre’s Commitment to Diversity
As a professional theatre company dedicated to presenting artistically excellent plays for young audiences, presented primarily in schools, Concrete Theatre has an important responsibility to reflect the diversity of Canadian society. Both on stage and in every aspect of our programming and administration, diversity is a cornerstone of our company.
Diversity informs everything we do… from our programming choices to our casting, our hiring, and our development of emerging artists and new plays. For us diversity includes race, culture, religion and spirituality, size, shape, language, ability, sexual orientation, gender identification… anything that makes us different from each other. Like the butterfly we use to represent our commitment to this idea, we believe each person is as different from one another as they are a part of the same human race and that is something to be celebrated.
Through our work, we aim not only to entertain and educate but also act as role models in the richly diverse reality of Canadian schools, communities and professional theatres. We want every child, every student and every adult to feel like they’ve seen someone that they can relate to or identify with. We believe this connection is what moves audiences both young and old, and what keeps theatre relevant and important in people’s lives. Our commitment to diversity nurtures the next generation of theatre professionals and audience members.
For more information…
Check out the East West Players of Los Angeles 51% Preparedness Plan on Diversity.
Centre for Race and Culture
Canada’s Commitment to Cultural Diversity
Cultural diversity – the cornerstone of Canadian society
Di-verse-ifyin’ from Theatre Alberta News, Summer 2008
(See Page 14)
When the Future of Art, and of Our World, Is Reflected in Cultural Metissage
Please check out these companies that promote diversity in theatre in Canada:
Alberta Aboriginal Arts
Ellipsis Tree Collective
Fu-Gen Asian Canadian Theatre Company
Obsidian Theatre Company
Black Theatre Workshop
Modern Times Stage Company
Stage Left Productions
Teesri Duniya Theatre
One Light Theatre
The MT Space
Native Earth Performing Arts