Values

Artistry

In consistent pursuit of excellence onstage and off, we encourage creativity and exploration, and go about our work with exceptional rigor, craft, and attention to detail. 

Inclusion

Embracing the differences that enrich our society and our art, we strive to cultivate a diverse workforce, audience, and repertoire, and to be an especially welcoming place for all.

Company

We foster a supportive workplace in which people collaborate with generosity and trust, nurture future arts leaders through exposure and mentorship, and encourage the professional and personal growth of those who work here.

Stewardship

We use the theatre’s resources mindfully, investing in a vital future for our institution.

Boldness

We take chances, challenge the status quo, and produce theatre that fearlessly interrogates the human experience.

Studio's Commitment to Anti-racism

We are a theatre whose work engages with provocative ideas and challenging content. We ask our artists to explore that content bravely and boldly, working in deep and meaningful collaboration with each other. And we strive to share our work with a truly wide audience, inviting them to contend with the past, reflect on the present, and envision the future. 

The successful realization of our work requires that artists feel supported, that audiences feel truly welcome, and that staff work in an environment that affirms them actively. None of that is possible without an active and ongoing commitment to create a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community. We believe that being "not racist" doesn’t go far enough to achieve those ends—for our institution and field to flourish, we must be anti-racist and work proactively to dismantle barriers that have excluded people from joyful participation in our art form. 

We recognize that this work is made more challenging by the fact that we are and have always been a predominately white institution, and that our previous efforts to promote equity have been spotty and insufficient. People, and our work, have suffered as a result. We thank those who have called on us, and the field, to do better, and we welcome any member of our community to call us into dialogue. 

Our work in this area is by nature ongoing and will find specific form in policies and procedures that evolve over time. But we have committed to the following general principles that help guide our efforts, principles that we revisit regularly and share with everyone who comes to work with us. 

As part of our commitment to being a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive workplace, we resolve to: 

Update on Studio's Values

On January 27, 2021, Studio Theatre released a response to We See You, White American Theatre's list of demands.