Plain Jane Theatre's Commitment 

 

What has been important to us here at Plain Jane Theatre?

Building community through the joy of music and theatre. 

 

We have realized this past year that there is so much more work we need to do to make this happen.

We took time to listen and learn and are committed to taking an active role as artists in dismantling forms of oppression, marginalization, and discrimination. 

We also understand that words can be just words

so we are creating plans of action to make sure we are accountable and stay on track. 

An important initiative here in our community that we value, and support is the 

35//50 Initiative

A coalition of BIPOC artists offering actions towards a meaningful change towards a more

equitable, diverse, inclusive, and accessible future in the performing arts. 

To show our commitment, Plain Jane Theatre plans to track and publicly share data of the artists involved in our productions with the aim to have our organization be made of a minimum 35% BIPOC and 50% women, trans, and gender diverse folks by the 2024-2025 season. 

Creating and performing Musical Theatre is a joyous and transformative experience.

We are grateful to do this work and commit to creating a dynamic space where all peoples feel welcome, and all stories are respected and celebrated onstage and off.

We honor and are grateful for the long history and lineage of Indigenous, Black, People of Color, Queer and Trans Communities. And support and commit to the great work towards healing and justice for all people. 

This is a living statement and will be updated as we continue to listen and learn. We would love to hear from you as we move forward.  

 

We miss seeing in the theatre and look forward to sharing the space with you again!

Kate Ryan, Plain Jane Theatre

ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (Amiskwacîwâskahikan), Treaty 6/Métis Territory

Edmonton, Alberta