Community Message

A message to our community:

The Shakespeare Company (TSC), Calgary’s lean and mean classical theatre company, is committed to making Shakespeare accessible through innovative performances and inspired direction.

TSC invites and welcomes everyone and believes a collection of diverse artists, ideas, cultures and traditions, enriches both our
understanding of the work we present onstage and ultimately, our connections with each other.

TSC recognizes that we live in a society where discrimination still operates to the disadvantage of many groups. We believe that all individuals should have equal rights, recognition of their human dignity, and have equal opportunities to education, and employment. We continue to be committed to the promotion of equal opportunities within the theatre and our organization. To sustain this commitment, we will continue to regularly review and enhance policies conducive to the principles of fairness and equality.

The arts are a powerful educational and entertainment medium for acknowledging and appreciating our rich cultural diversity. We look forward to expanding our initiatives, creating even more entry points for our diverse community.

We are adamant that no person should suffer or experience less favourable treatment, discrimination or lack of opportunities on the grounds of race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, or age.

The works of William Shakespeare have always challenged our perception of race and identity, encouraging our audiences to engage in challenging but necessary conversations and self-reflection. With the full support of everyone in our organization, we are committed to opening our theatre company to more people than ever before, whether it be through our work on stage or off stage.

The Shakespeare Company recognizes our responsibility to represent our community in a supportive, meaningful and positive way. We remain focused on our mission, vision and values and are taking steps to ensure that we will come back in a way that allows us to grow and continue to serve this exceptional community that has supported us for nearly 25 years.

Haysam Kadri
Artistic Producer