Crave Theatre Company
- Crave unifies communities through inclusive, contemporary theatrical productions, educational programming that promotes personal expression, and developing socially-relevant new works.
Bottom Line for Portland
Crave Theatre Company unifies the Portland-metro area by providing shared experiences that promote empathy between communities and further cultural equity. A successful campaign helps to fund ten paid artist-in-residency positions for BIPOC trans and queer artists; these residencies provide support so that they can create new art. Donations also fund the creation of new theatrical works, including Bad World: a new musical telling the stories of survivors of sexual assault, written by a survivor.
“Partnering with Crave Theatre has been a game-changing experience for me as a Black, Indigenous trans and queer creative. Ten, Tiny, Talks, the artist in residency program I created wouldn’t be what it is today without Crave Theatre. Crave’s mission is to brilliantly produce and protect the art and stories of those we need to celebrate the most.” - Zeloszelos Marchandt
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Crave Theatre is committed to cultivating and sustaining a diverse, inclusive, and equitable space where everyone involved in our art — patrons, artists, employees, volunteers, and vendors — feels valued and respected regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, education, or ability. We understand that the foundation of a vibrant, thriving theatre is the cross-pollination of creative/diverse programming, the cultivation of inclusive practices and strategies, and the development of a diverse team of employees and volunteers who share in these values.
To build this foundation: we are working with Esper House to evaluate and dismantle any inequitable policies, systems, programs, and services; we are including more diverse leadership on our board, staff and advisory bodies; we have scheduled regular Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training for our board and staff; and we are working to increase our outreach to underrepresented communities, by supporting diverse artists and theatre works in both our programming and casting decisions.
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