Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Statement:
At Adirondack Theatre Festival, we are committed to persistently working towards creating an inclusive, equitable, and anti-racist theatre making environment. We are striving towards building an extensively inclusive setting within our theatrical organization for artists, staff, and audiences from oppressed communities who are historically underrepresented in this field. This includes, but not limited to, those who identify as Black or African American, Latinx or Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander, Indigenous, and all people of color, as well as women, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, and immigrants. Theatre is meant to amplify all diverse voices and stories, and we aspire to bring light to that.
ATF plans to work on extending and evolving our Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (EDIA) initiatives. We will discuss new ideas and share new resources for EDIA initiatives at our board meetings. We intend on prioritizing recruitments of people who come from underrepresented backgrounds. We will work and have discussions with our community, and listen to their concerns regarding the molding of our EDIA initiatives.
We vow to expand our knowledge on the injustices of marginalized groups in the theatre community, and to engage with others in the larger theatrical industry to do this work as well.
Throughout Adirondack Theatre Festivals’s efforts to better understand the history of our local community, and to work towards deconstructing the white supremacy and history of colonization in our area, ATF acknowledges that our theatre and administrative offices reside on unceded land belonging to the Mohawk of the Haudenosaunee and Mohican peoples.
We recognize these Native American tribes as the original inhabitants and caretakers of this land. We want to pay our respects to those of past, present and future generations who have been dislocated from the area, and show our gratitude towards the contributions their elders have made that shaped our land into what is now known as Glens Falls, New York.
Learn more and support:
Stockbridge-Munsee Community: Band of Mohican Indians
Mohawk Nation Council of Chiefs
Indigenous Environmental Network