American Stage’s equity, diversity and inclusion strategic plan is the result of a process that included multiple sources of input and information, including focus groups, multiple training sessions, surveys, study of resources and many conversations and listening sessions. The board of trustees of American Stage established the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee, which acts as the steering committee in the formation and implementation of this plan, with the significant input and oversight of a 25-member Council.
The body of the American Stage Diversity and Inclusion plan establishes specific goals, actions and measurable outcomes for our progress toward these core commitments over the next three years. While much of the work articulated in this plan has been and continues to be underway at American Stage, the intention is to provide a tangible mechanism for defining and expanding on this work with greater specificity and with ongoing accountability through tangible, more accelerated and more impactful practices and actions that are attached to measurable results. The role of the Diversity and Inclusion Council is instrumental in providing ongoing support of and accountability to this plan through a transparent review process and honest dialogue that promotes continued growth in this work. Using this plan as a dynamic tool, the intention is for the American Stage Board of Trustees and Staff, along with the Diversity and Inclusion Council to establish a model of collaboration that inspires meaningful and sustainable change leading to a healthier, more equitable, and more inclusive community and industry.