Commitment to Inclusion 

As  American Repertory Theater of WNY looks to the future and resume bringing diverse theatrical productions to the stage, the company is establishing transparent means of operation. In particular, we see the need for improvement upon representation in casting and production. We are currently working towards making ART a safe space that ensures an inclusive artistic future for everyone.

In order to reflect this ongoing commitment, ART/WNY will implement the following commitments to inclusion:

  • Casting of African Americans, People of Color, Latinos, LGBTQ  Asian Americans, and Indigenous People of Color for all roles. 

  • Recruitment of African Americans, People of Color, Latinos, LGBTQ, Asian Americans, and Indigenous People of Color for directing, technical and other production related positions

  • Cultivating the writing talents of African Americans, People of Color, Latinos, LGBTQ  Asian Americans, and Indigenous People of Color for the purpose of presenting these works in a fully produced manner. 

  • Sensitivity Training for all staff members of ART/WNY

  • Diversity & Inclusion Training for all staff members of ART/WNY

  • Full disclosure and transparency with these policies to the public, independent contractors working with ART/WNY, and staff members of the company 

  • A promise to always "Do Better"

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