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Posted on February 27, 2024

By Michael Winn
Associate Artistic Director/Director of Equity and Community Partnerships  

One of the core values of Children’s Theatre Company is inclusion. We encourage inclusion of everyone who works at CTC and those who visit for classes and/or performances. Inclusion helps us stay true to our vision of unleashing the power of curiosity, empathy, and imagination. It is an integral part of our mission to create extraordinary theatre experiences that educate, challenge, and inspire young people and their communities.    

What is inclusion? Inclusion is the philosophy that urges schools, neighborhoods, work environments, and communities to welcome and value everyone, regardless of differences. There are four key elements to inclusion: present—everyone should be fully engaged in the life of their school or workplace, participating—everyone should have the opportunity to engage as fully as possible in all aspects of their environment; achieving—everyone should have access to the tools that will allow them to reach their full potential;  and,  support—everyone should benefit from the culture of the school or work environment, they should feel supported to bring their needs and ideas to their school or jo which will help them overcome barriers.

Children’s Theatre Company is committed to diversity in many ways. Some are:

  1. Committing to having 50% of the actors on our stage identify as Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color.
  2. Providing American Sign Language interpreters at select performances.
  3. Providing audio descriptions for all our productions.
  4. Partnering with to provide staffed and supported Sensory Friendly Performances.
  5. Providing Allyship Training, Anti-Bias Training, and Anti-Assault Training for staff and performers.

Inclusion promotes meaningful social, academic, and workplace interactions between individuals or groups who are different in their views, their experiences, and their traits. In short, inclusion means everyone belongs, is valued, and contributes learnings and experiences that we can all use.