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Equity, inclusivity, diversity and accessibility

StoryBook Theatre is committed to the active measuring of statistics and communication of our actions, starting immediately. While we are always striving to do more, here are our past, current and upcoming actions towards our commitment to inclusivity, diversity, equity and accessibility.

2020/21 Actions & Plan of Action

ON STAGE DIVERSITY

compared to

25.6% in 2019/20

BURSARIES & SCHOLARSHIPS

compared to

3.2% in 2019/20

OFFSTAGE DIVERSITY

compared to

16.7% in 2019/20

TICKET DONATIONS

compared to
13.2% in 2019/20

  • Increased statistical data regarding:

    • Who attends our show?

    • Who receives bursaries?

    • Who receives ticket donations?​

    • Who we engage as artists/volunteers?

  • Increased targeted ​efforts to marginalized groups for bursaries, scholarships & ticket donations.

  • Inclusion of verbal Land Acknowledgement in all future productions

  • Creation of an Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Accessibility Committee

  • Stronger representation on our Board of Directors

  • Partnership with Between Friends

  • Relaxed Performances for all our shows

  • 2 ASL Performances within our season

  • Outreach to more people with disabilities to audition and take part in our season

  • Better outreach to our BIPOC community to audition and take part in our season

  • We have updated our CODE OF CONDUCT

  • Community Outreach and Engagement Events about racism and injustice surrounding our production of "To Kill A Mockingbird", including talkbacks and special events

Immediate Actions Taken

50% female-identifying 25% BIPOC represented directors for our 44th Season's productions 
(originally 100% female-identifying, 6 women, but the pandemic changes have affected this including the number of shows being presented)

Using social media to share books written for families to talk about racism

Using the daily chat show "Everyday Heroes @ Home" to increase the amplification of BIPOC artists - 51 of 102 guests throughout the series

34% -Bursaries for 17 of 50 Students ($23,519.95) to participate in our theatre school programming

Creation of an Equity Diversity Committee

Outreach to schools and student community groups, with a focus on marginalized groups for our Student Summer Intensive Program

1000+ free Summer Programs donated to community groups whose primary focus is dealing with marginalized groups

2019/20 Actions

ON STAGE DIVERSITY

32 of 125 actors

BURSARIES & SCHOLARSHIPS

46 of 1454 students ($24,860)***

OFFSTAGE DIVERSITY

10 of 126 team members

TICKET DONATIONS

3354 of 25,347 tickets ($80,496)*** 

  • 251 Artists engaged on and off the stage

  • Partnership with Inside Out Theatre to create a full production engaging an actor who is deaf as the central character

  • Relaxed performances to all our shows

  • ASL performances for The Neverending Story

  • Partnership with Between Friends

  • Code of Conduct review for all SBT projects

* Donated to students in our theatre school programming, many of which are marginalized groups. Only part of the season was executed and therefore all the donations, scholarship and subsidies could not be executed.


** Donated to families who otherwise could not afford tickets, many of which are marginalized groups. Exact statistical data was not measured

*** Only part of the season was executed and therefore all the donations, scholarship and subsidies could not be executed

4/6 PRODUCTIONS DIRECTED BY WOMEN

2018/19 Actions

  • 7/11 Productions directed by women

  • 10.8% Donation of 4605 of 42,452 tickets ($110,520) to families who otherwise could not afford it, many of which are marginalized groups*

  • 13.2% - Bursaries for 187 or 1415 students ($42,961) to participate in our theatre school programming, many of which were marginalized groups*

  • 71 Ellie Tims Students receiving FREE piano, voice & piano lessons

  • 16.8% - On Stage diverse representation – (23/137)

  • 6.1% - Off Stage diverse representation – (11/181)

  • 318 Artists Engaged on and off the stage

  • 11 Relaxed performances to all our shows

  • Partnership with Between Friends

  • Code of Conduct review for all SBT projects

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Beddington Theatre Arts Centre
375 Bermuda Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta  T3K 2J5

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