The Black Pledge

Statement of Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that although Neworld Theatre has a long history of working with marginalized artists and telling stories not historically centered in Canadian theatre, we have not done enough to engage with our Black colleagues. We have hired Black actors but have not regularly worked with Black artists as artistic leads. We commit to building more working relationships with Black arists and centering their work in many of the ways suggested in the Black Pledge. Our specific commitments are outlined below.

Ongoing Commitments

Programming
Hiring & Casting
Black Community Support & Reciprocity
Training & Development

Specific Annual Commitments

Year 1 – 21/22 Season
Year 2 – 22/23 Season
Year 3 – 23/24 Season

At the end of Year 3 we will assess our progress and relationships with Black artists and make new commitments for the following 3 years.

Land Acknowledgment

Neworld is grateful to create our work on the unceded and traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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