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Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access Commitment Statement

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access Commitment Statement:

Asolo Repertory Theatre is committed to being an inclusive institution at all levels. We believe that the theatre must become a leading force in telling the stories of our time to inform and influence a better future. We continuously reflect upon our past; investigate our current course of action; develop a responsive and sustainable plan to break down barriers to access; and challenge racism and bias within our institution and our community.

Our commitment to intentionally address injustice and racism and foster inclusion, diversity, equity, and access requires that we:

  • listen actively
  • continuously seek learning opportunities
  • create space for direct and open discourse
  • produce work that explores complex social issues including race, religion, gender, age, class, and disability
  • strive to meet people where they are - taking time to effect lasting change together

This is a living document and will continue to be developed as we engage in and learn from this all-important work. 


Asolo Rep Staff Pronouns


As part of Asolo Rep’s ongoing efforts to be inclusive of all gender identities, staff are invited to include their personal pronouns in their email signatures. 


Including personal pronouns in an email signature is a simple and efficient way to identify oneself, and to convey to the recipient how to refer to the sender when speaking in the third person. Furthermore, and just as important, adding personal pronouns to an email signature signals to the recipient that their gender identity and pronouns will likewise be respected. This represents a small yet effective step toward normalizing discussions about gender and furthering Asolo Rep’s organizational goal of inclusivity.


If you are interested in learning more about personal pronouns and gender inclusivity, please explore the information in the links below.

(updated 12.7.21)