Santa Fe Playhouse acknowledges the breath of those that came before us. The place we call Santa Fe is recognized and known as Oga Po’geh, meaning White Shell Water Place. This is the land of the Northern and Southern Tewa (often identified as Tanos). We recognize that this land is one piece of a larger, boundless terrain for Indigenous peoples: the Nambe Pueblo; the Tewa; and the Jicarilla Apache, the Diné (Navajo), Cochiti, Taos, and Hopi Pueblos.
This acknowledgment does not take the place of authentic relationships with Indigenous communities; it serves as a first step in honoring the land and the people.
PUEBLOS, TRIBES, NATIONS
- The Navajo Nation
- Nambé Pueblo
- Pueblo of Pojoaque
- Pueblo de San Ildefonso
- Taos Pueblo
- Pueblo of Isleta
- Pueblo of San Felipe
- Pueblo of Sandia
- Santa Ana Pueblo
- Pueblo of Jemez
- Pueblo of Acoma
- Pueblo of Zuni
LEARN AND TAKE ACTION
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy
At the Santa Fe Playhouse, a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace is one where all employees and volunteers, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or gender identity, education or disability, are valued and respected.
We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunity for employment and advancement in all of our departments, programs, and productions. We respect and value diverse life experiences and ensure that all voices are valued and heard.
We’re committed to modeling diversity and inclusion for the nonprofit sector of the theater industry, and to maintaining an inclusive environment with equitable treatment for all.
To provide informed, authentic leadership for cultural equity, the Santa Fe Playhouse strives to:
- See diversity, inclusion, and equity as connected to our mission and critical to ensure the well-being of our staff and the communities we serve.
- Acknowledge and dismantle any inequities within our policies, systems, programs, and services, and continually update and report organization progress.
- Explore potential underlying, unquestioned assumptions that interfere with inclusiveness.
- Advocate for and support board-level thinking about how systemic inequities impact our organization’s work, and how best to address that in a way that is consistent with our mission.
- Help to challenge assumptions about what it takes to be a strong leader at our organization, and who is well-positioned to provide leadership.
- Practice and encourage transparent communication in all interactions.
- Commit time and resources to expand more diverse leadership within our board, staff, committee, and advisory bodies.
- Lead with respect and tolerance. We expect all employees to embrace this notion and to express it in workplace interactions and through everyday practices.
The Santa Fe Playhouse abides by the following action items to help promote diversity and inclusion in our workplace:
- Pursue cultural competency throughout our organization by creating substantive learning opportunities and formal, transparent policies.
- Generate and aggregate quantitative and qualitative research related to equity
to make incremental, measurable progress toward the visibility of our diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts. Once the content is curated it will be added to our website so others can access.
- Improve our cultural leadership pipeline by creating and supporting programs and policies that foster leadership that reflect the diversity of American, and specifically New Mexican, society.
- Pool resources and expand offerings for underrepresented and marginalized groups by connecting with other arts organizations committed to diversity and inclusion efforts.
- Develop and present sessions on diversity, inclusion, and equity to provide information and resources internally, and to members, the community, and the theatrical industry.
- Develop a system for being more intentional and conscious of bias during the hiring, promoting, or evaluating process. Train our hiring team on equitable practices.
- Include a salary range with all public job descriptions.
- Advocate for public and private-sector policy that promotes diversity, inclusion, and equity.
- Challenge systems and policies that create inequity, oppression and disparity.