Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Uniqueness is powerful.

The Ritz Theatre Company is unequivocally and wholeheartedly devoted to celebrating and illuminating a diversity of voices and visions not just on our stage, but beyond our stage. Our continuous goal is to make our theatre as all-inclusive and all-embracing as can be, to create and cultivate an environment of diversity and inclusivity that is both reflective and supportive of the vibrant, multicultural community we serve.

Proactivity is key. We plan on reaching this layered goal by presenting a wide variety of productions and special events that represent ALL walks of life and that are also mindful of everyone’s experiences, values, abilities, emotions, and thoughts. Our aim is to advance, enhance, and empower artists of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds and to celebrate, inform, and entertain everyone that steps foot into our historic building. To that end, we are wholly committed to highlighting more works written and conceived by people of color and members of the LGBTQ community, to employ more diverse performers and production teams (even if that means searching for such artists and artisans), to create community outreach programs for the disadvantaged and under-represented, and to include more diverse works in our programming, expanding into the future with more thought-provoking content and more engaging, socio-cultural subject matter. And that is only the beginning. We will forever strive to showcase diversity and culture via our productions, actors, artisans, audiences, staff, and Board of Directors. The Ritz is a place for ALL to enjoy and take part in the arts.