Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
At Players, we are committed to making our company, productions and shows as diverse, equitable and inclusive as possible. This will be an ongoing effort, and we will be expanding our capabilities in this regard over time as we learn and grow. We welcome your input if you know of a way we can improve.
Presently, we are working with these guidelines:
When possible, we will choose wheelchair accessible venues and include designated areas for patrons in wheelchairs and their guests to view the show with an aim towards their maximum possible enjoyment.
Our hope, if possible, is to have at least one show out of our multi-show productions signed by an American Sign Language signer for individuals with hearing impairments. The available date will be communicated along with our standard show announcements well in advance of our shows.
Going forward, Players commits to either begin our shows with a verbal land acknowledgement, or include such in our program, or both. We believe that this is just the first step towards the very necessary reconciliation with local indigenous communities. We intend on taking additional, meaningful steps beyond just the land acknowledgement, including our support for the Downie Wenjack Foundation.
Harassment of any kind, for any reason, is simply unacceptable within the Players' framework. Be it during a show, during production or at one of our meetings or events - it's never ok. People are cool, no matter who they are, whom they love, where they're from, what they believe in, or how they look. Don't be a jerk, or you'll need to leave.
If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions for improvement, we’d like to hear from you. Please reach out to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.