GLCT is adopting the Chicago Theatre Standards. This is a voluntary cultural agreement, a set of policies and procedures that was born of artists and administrators at all levels of the community – working together toward a cultural paradigm shift away from turning a blind eye to sexual harassment, discrimination, violence, intimidation and bullying in our theatres and towards mentoring, prevention and accountability.
GLCT is committed to providing a safe environment for its actors, designers, crew members and all who work in this theater. As a first step in this process, anyone working in the theater will have access to a designated board contact should they become aware of an issue or experience a situation that feels unsafe or makes them uncomfortable. Signs have been posted in the dressing room and the production contacts, one man and one woman, will introduce themselves to the cast and crew before rehearsals for each production begin.
In addition, GLCT has instituted background checks for all board and staff members and will require them for members of each show's production team.
A standing #NotInOurHouse agenda item will be discussed at each board meeting to address additional measures to be implemented to keep the program vital and maintain high levels of awareness. For more information on the Chicago Theatre program, click the button below.
The Dallas Chapter of #NotInOurHouse has been working since December of 2017 to adapt the Chicago Theatre Standards for fit to the DFW theatre community. To date, 14 theatre companies and over 30 volunteers representing all levels of the DFW theater community, including parents of child actors, have been dedicated to this task. GLCT has committed to becoming involved in this process and plans to adopt the DFW Theatre Standards once they are completed. To read the Chicago Theatre Standards, click the button below.