Delaware Shakespeare’s vision is a world where people from all walks of life are welcome to celebrate and explore their shared humanity through the lens of Shakespearean works. The celebration of shared humanity is greatest when a diverse cross-section of our community engages together. But to truly draw people from all walks of life, those individuals must be free to be their fullest and best selves whenever they interact with Delaware Shakespeare. Racism is one of the strongest forces limiting this full expression, and we are committed to eliminating its influence. Delaware Shakespeare aspires to be an antiracist theatre, which, in the words of Nicole M. Brewer, promotes “antiracist ideas, values, and policies that counter the oppression of any people” during every aspect of our work.
As we cultivate our antiracist practice, the specific actions we take will evolve based on what we learn and the feedback we receive from BIPOC artists and audiences on the impact of our antiracist policies.
You can learn more about Delaware Shakespeare’s approach to antiracism in the documents above. We welcome your feedback and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DELAWARE SHAKESPEARE STATEMENT AGAINST RACISM
Delaware Shakespeare is committed to a work and audience environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Delaware Shakespeare expects that all persons working, performing, attending, or otherwise conducting business connected to our activities will strive to be free of racial bias and prejudice, and be committed to eliminating racial harassment or racial transgressions. We reject all forms of racism as destructive to our mission, vision, values, and goals. We will pursue ongoing antiracism dialogue so that all can continue to grow.