Mission/DEIA Statements

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Compass Rose Theater is a Nonprofit Professional Theater Rooted in the Belief

that Theater Education Creates Performance Excellence.


Compass Rose Theater Mission Statement:


Compass Rose Theater is a non-profit professional teaching theater company. We believe that diversity and inclusion enrich our creativity and broaden our world. At our core is our devotion and unwavering commitment to produce plays of superb quality and richness, hiring accomplished professional artists as well as talented students for our productions. As the compass rose on a nautical map guides the mariner, Compass Rose Theater charts a course toward plays which not only entertain, but offer a theater experience which lifts us up and transcends the ordinary, leaving us with a better understanding of the world and ourselves.


Compass Rose Theater DEIA Statement:


We are a professional teaching theater company dedicated to Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, and Accessibility (DEIA) in our community. Believing that engagement in the arts is essential to the human experience, we work intentionally to break down barriers to attending, learning, and creating theater. We amplify voices historically underrepresented in the theater field and incorporate anti-racist and anti-sexist practices into all aspects of our work.  We are committed to embracing all races, religions, ages, classes, languages, abilities, and forms of gender expression or sexual orientation.  Compass Rose Theater condemns all forms of discrimination and is dedicated to promoting fairness, opportunity, and empowerment for all members of our community. We strive to create an environment where all individuals, including artists, staff, students, educators, and audience members, feel welcomed and valued, both in person and virtually. With a renewed commitment to evolving our practices, we affirm our dedication to being an anti-racist, equitable, diverse, and inclusive institution where the arts flourish and every voice is heard.