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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

CRT is committed to creating a Culture of Belonging for everyone. Whoever you are, wherever you come from, whoever you pray to or vote for, whoever you love, however you look on the outside, whatever abilities or disabilities you hold in your body, we are committed to CRT being a place you call home.

The vision of CRT is to be a haven for artistic excellence, belonging, and intrinsic joy. We want all people to experience that haven and home in our Creede theatre community. When they do, we can create theatre of exceptional quality. Over the past several years, we’ve brought a wider variety of perspectives to CRT’s stages. Although there are many forces that profit from dividing us, this extraordinary mountain town gives us an opportunity to come together.

In 2017 CRT initiated an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion committee made up of staff members and seasonal committee members, informed by the work done in society and the larger theatre world. The committee strives to explore and integrate practices that make our commitment of creating a Culture of Belonging possible. The committee holds learning and listening sessions, plans training, and works year-round to develop and adopt institutional practices that support all members of the CRT family.

The current committee co-chairs are Brittni Shambaugh Addison, Education Director, and Julia McCorvey, Development Director.

We Commit To:

Giving equal opportunities to individuals regardless of ethnicity, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status.

Evaluating the stories we tell and the voices we elevate on our stages.

Welcoming different ideas and perspectives.​

Black Lives Matter

As a theatre committed to the work of equity, diversity, and inclusion, CRT stands in solidarity with every person and organization committed to fighting racism in its many ugly forms.

June 5, 2020

As our staff has grappled with the traumatic events of the last weeks, we find ourselves struggling to find adequate words when words are simply not enough. The murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade and so many others highlight the reality of a history of racism and oppression that persist in our country.

As a theatre committed to the work of equity, diversity, and inclusion, CRT stands in solidarity with every person and organization committed to fighting racism in its many ugly forms.

Black lives matter. Black artists matter.

CRT has not always succeeded in creating an equitable and inclusive space for all members of our company. As we work towards realizing our mission of creating an artistic home for staff, artists, students, and patrons, we humbly commit to continue our journey with renewed determination.

Our staff is taking this time to listen, educate ourselves, reflect on our institutional history, and imagine the path to the CRT our artists and community need us to be. We know we won’t always get it right, but we will hold ourselves accountable every day on our stages and off.

We invite you to continue this conversation with us and welcome reflections on how we can be better.

CRT’s motto is to be “your theatre, always.” We will work every day to live up to those words.

John DiAntonio, Producing Artistic Director
Morgan M. Manfredi, Managing Director
Julia McCorvey, Development Manager, EDI Committee Co-Chair
Brittni Shambaugh Addison, Education Director, EDI Committee Co-Chair
Jacob Bannerman, Director of Production & Facilities
Kate Berry, Associate Artistic Director
Emily Diaz, Education Associate
Monica Sallaway, Company Manager