Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility (IDEA)
Live theatre is unique in how it allows all people to see themselves represented onstage. It can also expand one’s understanding of the lives and varied experiences of others who they may not yet know.
By producing dramatic literature of the highest artistic integrity, theatre enlightens, informs, and entertains through lessons of the past as well as stories from today.
Irish Classical Theatre Company recognizes the importance of representing our greater community, giving us all the opportunity to see diverse stories onstage.
We are dedicated to using the power of theatre to broaden our audience, to inspire conversation, and to develop the ability to journey beyond our own experiences. We commit to opening our doors to all, by building and sustaining an environment of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility in our workplace, on our stage, and within our community.
We look forward to this necessary work, which will facilitate opportunities to witness and share in the human condition and encourage a more equitable society.
Irish Classical Theatre Company, in residence at The Andrews Theatre, acknowledges that it operates on land that falls within the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy of Nations, also known as the Six Nations, including the Seneca, Tuscarora, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, and Mohawk Nations. This territory is covered by The Dish with One Spoon Treaty of Peace and Friendship, a pledge to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. It is also covered by the 1794 Treaty of Canandaigua, between the United States Government and the Six Nations Confederacy, which further affirmed Haudenosaunee land rights and sovereignty in the State of New York. We honor the legacy of the Indigenous People who have made, currently make, and will continue to make this land their home for thousands of years. We also honor those who have suffered at the hands of colonialism, genocide, and land theft, including those who are no longer with us, having been lost to the history of violence against Indigenous People. We acknowledge their forced removal from this stolen land, and admire their perseverance through the horrific crimes committed against them and many attempts to wipe out their culture and quietly assimilate them into Western society over many generations. ICTC is committed to becoming advocates for inclusion as we move into the future. We are grateful for the opportunity to live, work, and learn alongside the people who live within these lands. For more information, click here.