Action: Establish a “Community Agreement” for all who enter the Goodman
Description: The current working draft of this code of conduct appears below. As it’s finalized, we will take steps to ensure that our front-line staff (Front-of-House, Patron Relations, Ticket Services and Facilities personnel, among others) are trained and empowered to respond. This Community Agreement applies to all who enter and/or interact with the theater; it will be displayed on-site as well as on our virtual platforms.
COMMUNITY AGREEMENT (draft)
As a cultural leader in Chicago, Goodman Theatre values equity, diversity and inclusion, and is committed to infusing these ideals into every aspect of our operations. We recognize that our individual intersectional identities represented across staff, board, artists and audiences bring vibrancy to our work and help make us better equipped to reflect our world—both on stage and off.
To that end, Goodman Theatre welcomes patrons, guests, artists, and community members of all abilities, ages, backgrounds, beliefs, ethnicities, genders, gender expressions, races, sexual orientations, socio-economic statuses and all other identities, and makes a commitment to provide a safe and respectful space for all who join us.
We commit to providing a clean, secure and welcoming facility; and a safe, encouraging environment for all people.
To meet these commitments, we will maintain standards and guidelines for all employees, contractors, personnel and patrons.
Status: Drafted; under review
We welcome you to the Goodman, and ask that you join us in enacting these values. Behavior that is not in accordance with the values stated will not be tolerated. If you witness or experience such actions, please speak to management or email firstname.lastname@example.org.