Since our founding in 2007, STAGES Youth Theater has striven to be an inclusive, empowering organization for Maine youth. We now realize that inclusivity and anti-racism are not the same, and we recognize that STAGES is not yet an anti-racist space, regardless of how fervently we individually believe that Black Lives Matter. Our Staff and Board of Directors recognize that we have much work to do with the intent of bringing us closer to our goal of being an anti-racist theater education organization.
STAGES ANTI-RACISM UPDATES
We know doing the work takes time, humility, and transparency. Though the work may be messy at times, we pledge to hold ourselves accountable by publicly posting more about about our process, our reflections, and our progress as we move forward into 2022. We are open to feedback and criticism as we move in solidarity with those fighting for freedom, equity, and justice — for all, and especially for the next generation. Please contact us at any time.