Silicon Valley’s community is one built on innovation and a beautiful mosaic of people from all walks of life and cultures around the world. Silicon Valley Shakespeare deeply values this diversity and commits to:
- Producing work that celebrates and reflects the world around us
- Leading with anti-racist practices, confronting racist systems and implicit biases, and prohibiting discrimination of any kind
- Removing arts and cultural gatekeeping practices
- Cultivating a safe space for audiences and artists alike, that honors and mirrors our community in regards to:
- Gender identities
- Body diversity
- Sexual orientation
As part of our mission, Silicon Valley Shakespeare is actively working to foster diversity and inclusion through the following programming, policies, and principles:
Innovate: SVS innovates the classics through inclusive casting, concepts, and retellings that reflect the modern world and all its people.
Illuminate: Shed light on the classics through diverse perspectives to cultivate a space for learning that encourages growth in audiences of all ages.
Inspire: Spark the empathy and compassion that live in all of us, by examining the human condition, connecting us to one another, and making theatre experiences accessible to all.
To learn more about what Silicon Valley Shakespeare is doing to ensure this celebration of diversity, see our Action Plan