Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Two River believes the essence of theater is democratic: it invites us to encounter, consider and perhaps adopt other points of view, if only for a brief time in a darkened theater. We aspire to build an environment in which artists, audiences, employees, and board members from different backgrounds and experiences together form an institution that is equitable, diverse and inclusive.
We acknowledge that the pandemic affected everyone differently, and Black, Indigenous, Mixed and People of Color (BIMPOC) communities were disproportionately impacted by Covid-19. This, along with the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd, the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement and the urgent calls for systemic changes to the theater industry from the We See You White American Theater coalition, propelled Two River to formally pledge to become an anti-racist and anti-oppressive organzation. As a result, our EDI work has become more centered in the ethos, structure and substance of Two River Theater.
Two River is committed to featuring work written and/or performed by artists representing all backgrounds, abilities, ages, sexual orientation and gender every season. While our commitment to diversity may be reflected in most of our productions and programs, we acknowledge that our actions internally and externally have at times been inconsistent and missed the mark. We know this must change – not incrementally and sporadically, but intentionally and fundamentally.
Public input or questions on Two River’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I) work are welcome via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.