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Cutting Edge Theater Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative Statement

We are and always have been committed to finding, nourishing, and producing great, previously unheard voices in American theater. We believe and have always believed that great theater should be a positive, transformative, and inclusive cultural experience for society as a whole. Part of our mission is to extend our resources to people and places that the theater has lost touch with. We hold and have always held that the empowering values that create important plays should also drive their casting, production, promotion, and support. The management of Cutting Edge Theater is accountable and has always been accountable to its audiences and the greater St Tammany community to continue the theater’s legacy of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. In keeping with our mission, we place a special emphasis on projects serving writers, actors, and audiences historically underrepresented in American theater.


Cutting  Edge Theater is committed to being a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. One where all employees and volunteers, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education, or disability, feel valued and respected. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunity for employment and advancement in all of our departments, programs, and worksites. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages and ensure that all voices are valued and heard. We are also committed to modeling diversity and inclusion for the entire arts industry of the nonprofit sector, and to maintaining an inclusive environment with equitable treatment for all.

Joel Sunsin 

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