SpeakEasy’s Community Expectations

SpeakEasy's Community Expectations Statement

At SpeakEasy Stage, we love to get people talking. That’s why, each year, we present a selection of contemporary plays and musicals that deal with important themes and hot-button topics. But we also understand that, in order to facilitate effective and constructive conversations around these sometimes controversial works, we must first create an environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. And that is why, over the summer, as a response to the divisiveness and intolerance creeping into American culture, we established a set of community guidelines that affirm everyone's right to attend theatre, that encourage respect for all cultural backgrounds and identities, and that ask for appreciation for the facility and those working in it.Learn more about our Community Expectations program here: http://www.speakeasystage.com/community-expectations/

Posted by SpeakEasy Stage Company on Wednesday, October 30, 2019


At SpeakEasy, we present works that tackle contemporary and sometimes controversial subject matters. The only way we can facilitate effective and constructive conversations created by this work is by treating all people with respect. As such, we are committed to providing an inclusive, brave, and accessible environment where everyone is treated with dignity.

We expect our artists, patrons, board members, and staff to comply with this community conduct, including but not limited to:

  • Respecting all cultural backgrounds and identities.
  • Understanding each individual’s right to be at the theater and enjoy it in their own way while being mindful of those around them.
  • Showing appreciation for the facility and those working within it.

If you have experienced any behavior that has negatively impacted your ability to fully participate in or appreciate the art we create, we encourage you to reach out to our team directly so that we can take appropriate action and continue to grow and improve as a community.

We extend our deepest gratitude to all those who join us in our efforts to create a better community at SpeakEasy and beyond.

If you have any questions about this initiative, or wish to speak to the SpeakEasy team about an experience at our theater space, please email Alex Lonati, our Community Programs Manager, at alexlonati@speakeasystage.com, or contact any other SpeakEasy staff or member of our Board of Directors. We are here to listen.