Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement - Dallas Theater Center


At Dallas Theater Center, we want to be the best place to work and see theater, and to be a positive and  transformational force in Dallas and beyond. 

We stand-up for equity, diversity, and inclusion across our company and community. As a leading national  theater, we recognize that building an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment is central to our relevance  and sustainability in the community we serve and love. 

EQUITY means recognizing that not everyone starts at the same place, addressing inequities in access  and opportunity, and allowing for full and fair participation. 

DIVERSITY means acknowledging and respecting human qualities that are different from our own and  outside the groups we are a part of or with which we are associated. These qualities include but are not  limited to: ethnicity, race, color, country of origin, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, age,  sexual or relationship orientation, family structure, religion, beliefs, political affiliations, experiences and  ability differences. 

INCLUSION means honoring and accepting the gifts, backgrounds, experiences, and wisdom that  every individual brings with them, so that every stakeholder feels valued by Dallas Theater Center. Our  stakeholders are staff, artists, board members, donors, audiences, and community members. 

We will strive to create a culture of inclusion where individuals can thrive and succeed, are able to participate  in and contribute to the progress and success of Dallas Theater Center while growing both professionally  and personally. 

We recognize and value individual differences, and we acknowledge structural and systemic racism and  other access barriers that prevent full and fair participation of people outside the dominant culture and power  dynamics. We acknowledge the complexities of becoming a fully inclusive and anti-racist organization, and  we accept the challenge to build an organization where full and fair participation is the norm. 

We commit to providing fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement and to creating space for  culturally diverse voices to be heard and power to be shared. Together, we are even better.