An Experimental Year of Inclusive Theatre-Making
OPEN THEATRE PROJECT 2020
Open Theatre Project announces OTP2020, An Experimental Year of Inclusive Theatre-Making celebrating 9 years of Professional Theatre with a Community Spirit. OTP2020 is about hindsight and turning what we’ve learned into more impactful experiences for our audience, staff and artists. It’s also focused on finding new ways to put our signature style of theatre-for-all out into our community in bolder, bigger and more accessible ways. You’ll see familiar productions that have represented our mission best, new work, partnerships and programs that open opportunities for a wider range of voices, traditional theatre experiences flipped on their heads as we try to find exciting new ways to tell our story, and most importantly, you’ll be a part of it all with ways to get involved and find your voice at OTP.
To make sure this year of experimentation and exploration ends with a clearer focus for the future, we’ve set some goals for ourselves and need your help to hold us accountable.
Ensure our Leadership, Board of Directors & OTP Core continue to reflect the identities of our community in even more inclusive ways with our Open Door Initiative. Within the year we will be hiring 3 more Board of Directors, and 8-10 new OTP Core Members, our community advisory board, to develop additional programming that speaks to a wider range of voices. We are specifically advocating for our leadership to represent a wider range of Gender, Racial & Socio-Economic identities at our table.
Provide more opportunities for our community to engage with us at all levels: more Productions, Town Halls, Events, Public Readings & Workshops where all are welcome to participate and engage with one another.
Forge stronger partnerships with Local Business and Artistic Leaders to better leverage change in our community. Theatre that does not change us and challenge us to see our world differently is left on the stage, we hope to find great partners who can help us nurture the dialogue our work creates in careful, impactful & effective ways.
Create an updated production & funding model that continues to prioritize fair pay for our artists and staff in incremental and sustainable ways. Theatre is art, but it’s also a business and we want to find the perfect balance to ensure our artists are paid fairly, our art is supported and never censored, and we aren’t beholden to an inconsistent infrastructure of support.
Welcome to OTP2020, it’s going to be something new, something beautiful and something entirely ours to create together. We hope this glimpse at the year ahead inspires you to get involved and as we open our doors even wider, once again we say, welcome home.
JP Open Studios
Flat Earth Theatre
St. John's Church
Spring House Senior Living
PAO Arts Center
Loring Greenough House
JP Local First
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