Learn more about the initiatives lead by and engaged with the varying needs of the community.
Theaters across Boston and the nation are shifting their priorities towards diversity and inclusion. Through the development and implementation of the A11Y Initiative, StageSource seeks to create systemic change in Boston and provide an archetype for how to embrace diversity.
Gender Explosion Initiative
Focuses on creating space for gender diverse theater. Theater in New England is an overwhelmingly cisgender experience, and the world is rapidly moving forward. Transgender and non-binary artists exist and are ready to work! It is necessary that we all do our part to include them and to create space for gender diverse theater.
Gender Parity Initiative
Surrounds issues of gender equity. The Gender Parity Task Force is compiled of working groups dedicated to the goal of "50/50 by 2020" - That is a 50% female* (*also includes non-gendernormative individuals) representation in the theater scene of Boston and New England.
Line Drawn Initiative
For the performing arts community, this is a challenge for us to create safe working spaces for our community, address issues, have bystanders trained, and be leaders in a culture shift. StageSource and Impact Boston are working on developing a training program specifically for the performing arts community.
New England New Play Alliance
Concentrates on issues surrounding new plays and the playwrights who write them. Through growing audiences for new plays, encouraging new play development and production, and to spread the word about playwrights across New England.