Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility

We Are Better Together

Devastated by the continual inequality, and systemic racism our BIPOC friends, neighbors, and community members face each and every day, the Fulton Theatre calls for an overdue change by promoting the power of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility, because Black Lives Matter. We have listened and we know we can do better and hold ourselves accountable by examining how we can support the undoing of the oppression that has historically existed in the theatre industry. We, as artists, are agents of change. We acknowledge at times, we could have been better, and know we will fall short in the future, but we make a commitment to never waiver on this course of equity.

The Fulton Theatre continues to be committed to being an agent of change through the stories we tell on our stage by creating conversations in our community, promoting diversity through our staffing, programming, and making a promise to amplify BIPOC voices in our community and beyond.

  • The Fulton is committed to diversifying our artists, staff, volunteers, board, and stakeholders, through deliberate dialog, community involvement, and listening
  • A formalized training of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility for all organization members from external experts
  • Promote the creation of new works and encourage diverse stories

To make a change, we encourage our community stakeholders to educate themselves and donate through these resources:

We will work together to uphold these commitments and make change. We are better together.

 

Fulton Festival of New Works

Stories of Diversity

Open to playwrights throughout Lancaster County and beyond, Stories of Diversity invites writers to submit new plays or musicals celebrating perspectives from the spectrum of diversity, including voices from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQ+, and religious and economic diversity.

We have reached this year’s submission deadline of April 30th and we thank all of the storytellers who submitted work. Finalists will be announced June 3rd and presented August 19th & 20th.

More information on the Festival and how to reserve tickets will be available soon.

Stories of Diversity Sponsors

             

Stories of Diversity Education Sponsor

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility Committee

Mission:
The Fulton Theatre Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee recognizes the presence of social injustice, and systemic racism in the theatre and arts. We are committed to amplifying and celebrating the voices and perspectives of BIPOC in our arts community and beyond. We will build relationships and foster inclusiveness by taking an intersectional approach to diversifying our programming, artists, staff, volunteers, and community stakeholders.

Vision:

  • We will continue to ACKNOWLEDGE the inequalities and racism that are present. Candid and uncomfortable conversations are the first step to holding ourselves accountable
  • We will make systemic and institutional CHANGE that impacts our organization and the communities we serve. This can only be done through action.
  • We will EDUCATE  ourselves and others through our programming and actions.

This committee is in collaboration with the Fulton’s Board of Directors. Fulton Staff Representatives are from the Marketing, Community Engagement, and Human Resource Departments.

Members:

William Broaddus
Andrea Glass
Adam Hosey
Pastor Devin Jeffers
Julia Kamanda
Kareena Rios
Joan Rittberg
Angel Sanchez II
Florence Taylor

Student Rep:
Sofia Shorter

Staff Reps:
StephJo Wise
Starleisha Gingrich