WHAT WE BELIEVE
The Citadel Theatre is in the heart of amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (Edmonton, AB), and we are proud to call Treaty 6 territory home. As a regional theatre, it is integral that we ensure that the stories we tell, as well as the composition of our artists, board, staff, students and audience are reflective of the diverse lived experiences in this dynamic city.
We commit to dismantling the systems of oppression that our organization has benefited from. We acknowledge our privilege as one of the largest arts organizations in Alberta, and one of the largest regional theatres in Canada; it is our responsibility to enshrine this commitment at the heart of our company. We pledge to be held accountable to this ongoing work with transparency and in dialogue with communities and all stakeholders.
We believe this work requires immediate and ongoing action and constant reflection. We will continue to build an anti-racism and anti-oppression intersectional framework through training, paid consultation, internal analysis, the engagement of an Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee, a commitment to Edmonton’s 35//50 Initiative, and significant policy changes and accountability throughout the entire organization.
We are proud to be part of our city’s vibrant theatre community and commit to working together with our colleagues to exchange knowledge and ensure lasting systemic change at the Citadel and throughout the arts community. We welcome and celebrate all voices, all bodies, and all experiences.
This is a living statement that has been crafted by Citadel Theatre’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee. It was last updated on May 26, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact EDICommittee@citadeltheatre.com.
- Statement on Tim Cratchit and the Representation of Disability on Stage
- Citadel Theatre Statement on Representation, in recognition of International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 2021)
- Statement: Charges laid against former Citadel Theatre contractor (November 2021)
- Solidarity Statement, #StopAntiAsianHateAlberta (April 2021)
- 35//50 Commitment & 2020 Report Release (September 2020)