Round House Theatre is a values-driven organization. Some of our organizational values include:
- Work toward equity, diversity, and inclusion across all aspects of our organization
- Highlight voices that have been historically misrepresented and under-resourced by the theatre field
- Ensure that our work is accessible to patrons of all ages, cultural backgrounds, economic groups, and physical ability
We consistently reaffirm our principles of equity and inclusion, our commitment to diversity, and our zero-tolerance policy towards racism.
Round House is home to an extended family of artists of all backgrounds. We are committed to telling the stories of all races, ethnicities, genders, identities, religions, sexualities, ages, and abilities on our stage. We have created a board/staff task force dedicated to improving diversity and representation across our company.
In fulfilling our mission to produce stories that inspire compassion, evoke emotions, and demand conversation, we at Round House Theatre stand strongly for improving equity and inclusion for our entire community.
In every season since 2013-2014, at least half of the plays that Round House produces are written by women. We have won the 50/50 Award from the International Centre for Women Playwrights more times than any other theatre in the region.
Equity in Artist Hiring
In the upcoming 2019-2020 season, at least 50% of our artists will be women, and at least 50% will be people of color. This commitment will continue in all future seasons.
The Equal Play commissioning program is a natural evolution of Round House’s ongoing commitment to gender parity and racial diversity. Over the next decade, Equal Play will commission and develop 30 new plays written exclusively by women playwrights and playwrights of color, including ten plays for our Teen Performance Company. We will use this program to combat the pervasive inequality in American theatre while supporting plays that speak to the world’s most pressing issues.
Round House believes in the importance of building audiences for the future. Free Play provides teenagers and college students with free Round House tickets — any play, any time. This program removes financial obstacles while nurturing an interest in live professional theatre. In addition, our designated Teen and College Nights encourage young patrons to come with friends to see a production and socialize with artists after the show. Each year, more than two thousand students see Round House productions for free as part of this program.
On The House
Round House Theatre recently launched On The House, a new community ticket access program to remove barriers that can make it difficult for some members of our community to experience our work. This program provides complimentary group tickets to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and community-serving organizations with a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor who are interested in sharing the enjoyment of live theatre with their constituents.