Austin Playhouse is committed to being an equitable, diverse, inclusive, anti-racist theatre. This commitment is reflected in our work on stage, in the community, and within our workforce. Austin Playhouse’s leadership, staff, board of directors, and artistic company are committed to promoting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in all aspects of the Theatre’s programming and operations. We are conscious and intentional about fostering a safe and welcoming environment. As part of an industry with foundations of systemic racism and anti-Blackness, we acknowledge our organization’s history as a predominantly white institution. Our EDI task force is conducting a review of our operations. They will be making actionable recommendations and implementing new policies that will be shared on this page and with members of our community and stakeholders. We are currently revising our mission, vision, and values to reflect this focus.
Creative Excellence: Committed to standards at the highest professional level in our contemporary work, classics, and new play development.
Austin Playhouse Audience: Honoring and serving our longtime audience and subscribers, while also cultivating and welcoming new and diverse audiences to Austin Playhouse.
Artistic Company: Dedication to supporting the professional development of our Artistic company and cultivating meaningful relationships with guest artists.
Education and Community Engagement: Broadening perspectives through education, engagement with the many diverse communities of Austin, creating opportunities for access in non-traditional settings, and theatre experiences for young people
Austin Playhouse Staff: Valuing our employees and creating a collaborative culture in which everyone can do their best work.
OUR LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
Austin Playhouse plans to build a new arts facility on land in the traditional territory of the Jumanos, Tonkawa, Ndé Kónitsąąíí Gokíyaa, Coahuiltecan, and Nʉmʉnʉʉ (Comanche). This statement also appears in the program for every Austin Playhouse production.