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Children'sTheatreCompanypresents...

ACTOne

ACTOneisCTC'scohesiveplatformforaccess,diversity,andinclusioninouraudiences,our programs,ourstaff,andourboard.Threeinterdependentwordsofactionguideour commitmenttoafuturewhenourtheatreisahomeforallpeople,allfamilies,reflectiveofour community:Access,Connect,Transform. CTCbelievesthatthetheatrecanbeapowerfulforcetoilluminateconnections,create commonbonds,andtotransformlivesbybuildingbridgestoempathy,understanding, inclusion,andopportunity.Historically,manyhavebeenexcludedfromparticipatinginthe theatreduetoimplicationsofracism,discriminationbiasandclassism.Thecostoftickets, accessibilityforthosewithdisabilities,andalackofwelcomeandinvitationtocommunitiesof colorhavecreatedfurtherbarriersbothrealandperceived. Asthenationalleaderinthefieldoftheatreforyoungaudiencesandtheircommunities,CTC recognizestheurgentneedtoaddressthesepastinjusticesandinequitiesonaninstitutional level.ACTOneisourplantoaccomplishthisinternalandexternaltransformation.Access, Connect,Transform. ACCESS:ThegoalofCTC'sAccessprogramsistoidentifyandmitigaterealandperceived barrierstoparticipationforallunderservedpopulations,includingcost,transportation, accessibility,language,andunfamiliaritywiththevalueoftheatre.Ourannualreachthrough Accessis80,000,morethanonethirdofouraudienceeachseason. CTCwillmeasuresuccesswhenouraudiences,classesandcamps,staff,artists,andboard includemorepeoplefromawiderrangeof: EconomicStatus PeoplesofColor PeoplewithDisabilities SexualOrientationandGenderIdentity

CONNECT:CTCwillincreasethenumberofdeepandongoingpartnershipsthatwehaveinthe community.CommunityconnectionssharpenCTCsfocusonestablishingwaysthatthevalue andrelevanceoftheatreconnectstotheassetsandneedsofoureverchangingcommunity. Over5,000attendeeseachseasoncometousthroughconnectionswithdiverseservice

Children'sTheatreCompanypresents...ACTOne organizationsinourcommunity.Everycommunityconnectionbeginsasanopportunityfor access,andbuildswhenwecreateopportunitiesformeaningful,mutuallybeneficialcolearning andcollaboration. CTCwillmeasuresuccesswhenweexpand,deepen,andsustaincommunitypartnershipswith organizationsrepresentingawiderrangeof: EconomicStatus PeoplesofColor PeoplewithDisabilities SexualOrientationandGenderIdentity

TRANSFORM:CTCwilltransformintoamorediverseandinclusiveorganization.Tostayvibrant andtruetoourvision,CTCwillregularlyassessourestablishedpractices,messaging,andhabits toseehowandwherewemustchange.CTCwillfosteracultureofcuriositythatconfronts consciousandsubconsciousdiscriminationandexclusionandcelebratesdiversityinourwork, ouraudience,ourselves.Successwillbemeasuredwheneveryareaofourinstitution representsandincludesawiderrangeofeconomicstatus,race,ethnicity,peoplewith disabilities,sexualorientation,andgenderidentity,andwhenweknowourworksrelevanceto ourcommunity.Livetheatrehasthepowertotransformlives,andCTCiscommittedtobeing anagentofchangebothinternallyandexternally. Buildinguponthestrengthsofpastandpresentwork,ACTOnemovesforwardwithacohesive platformtodeepenandexpandourinitiatives,transformCTCandourcommunity,andbethe futureweimagine. COMPANYWIDEPARTICIPATION:Transformationrequiresdedication:time,hardwork,and commitment.CTCinvitesallstaff,artists,audience,board,andcommunitymemberstojoinus inACTOne:thecreationofamoreaccessible,diverse,andinclusiveChildrensTheatre Company. Structureforparticipation:TheDiversityandInclusionCommittee(CTCleadership,board, staff,andcommunityleaders)chartsandmonitorsthecourseofACTOnesplanbyoverseeing twoCoordinatingCommittees:aStaff/ArtistCommitteeandAudienceDevelopment Committee.Coordinatingcommitteesaretaskedwithspecificresponsibilitiesandmeet monthlytofocusonprogresstowardsgoals,identifyareasofchallenge,andcoordinate resourcesandneeds. ACTOneisapromisetoourselvesandtoourcommunity.FormoreinformationcontactDeb Girdwoodbyphoneat612.872.5188oremaildgirdwood@childrenstheatre.org