Our Equity Statement
Theatre Encounter is an experimental performance arts company that welcomes diverse perspectives from collaborators of all backgrounds. We endeavour to provide a work environment that is respectful to all individuals, and supports the artistic and personal goals, dignity and capabilities of every person.
Artists, staff and board members recruited to Theatre Encounter’s company and projects are considered on the basis of project requirements, audition/interview presentation, and experience. The highly experimental and adaptive nature of our work encourages artists of any ethnicity, gender, gender expression, and sexual orientation to submit for roles within the company’s projects, regardless of traditional casting mores.
We recognize the impact of systemic racism in the arts community, and stand against racist and oppressive practices. We are committed to continuing discussions and initiatives to create greater opportunities for underrepresented communities within our organization, and we invite input from the Calgary arts community on these matters.