59E59 Theaters is committed to creating a safe and equitable environment based on collaboration with and respect for our community of employees, artists, patrons, and other guests involved in bringing our mission to life. As a community member, we expect you to actively and intentionally not participate in harmful behaviors, especially towards *equity-seeking groups. We require that you be available for open dialogue and active learning should an issue arise in our space or offsite at a 59E59 affiliated event. Willful failure to comply with this Agreement, or other Company Policies, may result in disciplinary action, or severed ties with community members.
The following Action Plan is the standard to which we hold ourselves and our community accountable. We will work to help anyone who appears to fall short of these expectations.
Willful failure to comply with this Agreement, or other Company Policies, may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination in the case of employees, or severed ties with guests, visiting artists or other Community members.
This is a living document and shall be audited on an annual basis.
Every employee has the right to a respectful, considerate, dignified and non-sexualized working environment. The Community Agreement applies to all members of staff, visiting artists, producing companies, and temporary employees. It is the responsibility of all managers, staff members, and others employed by 59E59 Theaters to ensure this Community Agreement is upheld and clearly communicated to everyone. It is the duty of every employee to maintain a welcoming workspace that fosters understanding, collaboration, and respect. 59E59 Theaters’ leadership in tandem with Supervisors and Managers will encourage and provide a framework for Employees to discuss or formally report any issues and concerns regarding conduct or ethics without fear of retaliation. Additionally, we commit to the following:
Theater is an art form and as such, the work can and should be challenging, experimental, exploratory, and bold. Artistic freedom of expression is essential and only thrives in a creative space that is also a safe space. Willful failure to comply with this Agreement, or other Company Policies, may result in disciplinary action, or severed ties with visiting artists.
59E59 Theaters is committed to creating a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable theater-going experience.
If the behavior of a patron or patrons around you becomes disruptive or violates our Community Agreement, please report it immediately to the nearest staff member.
As a guest, we expect you to:
Be the audience member that others want to be around. Your decisions & actions impact those around you. Allow theater-goers of all ages to have a positive experience, and please refrain from inappropriate & disruptive behavior before, during, and after the show.
Observe our Ticketing Policies
Prior to your ticketed performance, you will receive a pre-show email that will include a reminder of the date and time of your performance, and any additional need-to-know information so you can plan your visit successfully. Please read this in advance so you can prepare for a successful visit with us.
Follow Directions from Staff
Patron Safety is our top priority and our staff members are your resource for information regarding venue rules, and emergency procedures.
Only Sit in your Ticketed Seat
Occupying a seat other than your own is prohibited. You may be asked to present your ticket when determining seat rights. Please do not throw your ticket away; keep your ticket accessible at all times.
Your Feedback Matters
If we could have done something better or you feel or have felt unsafe, speak to a staff member or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equity Seeking Groups: Communities that are marginalized by societal structures, including but not limited to racism, sexism, and ableism.
Anti-Racism: Actively disrupting actions or ideas that are racist or that support racist policies.
Systemic Racism: Also called structural racism or institutional racism are systems and structures that have procedures or processes that disadvantage people of color.
Bias: A disproportionate weight in favor of or against an idea, thing, person, or group.
Intersectionality: Overlapping and interdependent systems that can marginalize people – gender, race, class, sexual orientation, physical ability, etc.