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EQUITY STATEMENT

ROGUE MACHINE THEATRE'S

OUR STATEMENT ON CULTURAL EQUITY

To support a full creative life for all, Rogue Machine has always championed and will continue to defend policies and practices of cultural equity that empower a just, inclusive and equitable nation.

 

Cultural equity embodies the values, policies, and practices that ensure that all people - including but not limited to those who have been historically underrepresented based on race/ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, or religion - are represented in the development of arts policy; the support of artists; the nurturing of accessible, thriving venues for expression; and the fair distribution of programmatic, financial, and informational resources. Our programming has always and always will address the issues of cultural equity. The continuing prominent presence of diverse artists, including playwrights, in our presentations challenges inequities and encourages alternatives.

 

Our Mission statement clearly states Rogue Machine is dedicated to nourishing and producing contemporary playwrights. We believe the future of the theatre depends, as it always has, on writers addressing the concerns and issues of their generation. In practice and philosophy, the writers we champion consistently address issues of cultural equity. Rogue Machine also considers building an audience for the future to be an important part of its mission and seeks to attract and serve a younger, more diverse Los Angeles audience.

 

We also believe that cultural equity is critical to the long-term viability of the arts sector. We must all hold ourselves accountable, because acknowledging and challenging our inequities and working in partnership is how we will make change happen. Everyone deserves equal access to a full, vibrant creative life, which is essential to a healthy and democratic society.

 

To provide an informed, authentic leadership for cultural equity, we pledge to pursue cultural consciousness throughout our organization through substantive learning and formal, transparent policies, to acknowledge and dismantle any inequities within our policies, systems, programs, and services, and report organization progress and to commit time and resources to expand more diverse leadership within our board, staff, artists and advisory bodies.