ETC Statement on Racism – 14 July 2020
Eclipse Theatre Company stands in solidarity with the voices fighting for change in Canada, the US and around the world. Black lives matter. Indigenous lives matter. People of colour’s lives matter.
As a company, we have the opportunity to educate ourselves and others and to contribute to the changes needed in order to achieve an inclusive society and the dismantling of systemic racism. We take responsibility for our actions and inactions that have contributed to white privilege and racism. We are currently working on identifying effective actions to be taken by our company, knowing that actions always speak louder than words. In the meantime, the first step is to educate ourselves, listen and learn.
Eclipse Theatre Company
Theatre is alive and evolving. At its best, it can offer a fleeting glimpse into what was, what is, and what is to be. As an art form, theatre demands the greatest suspension of disbelief of all live performance mediums. When the curtain rises, we are fully aware we are not in the woods, on the barricade, or lost in Oz, yet somehow not only do we believe it - we *want* to believe it.
Wielding a robust arsenal of disciplines, including, plays, music, voice, dance, film, visual arts, multimedia, and all forms of performance art, we at Eclipse believe in creating our ‘disbeliefs’ without borders or the prefabrication of form. We want to make space for the artists and creators to break the mold, colour outside the lines, and subvert tradition and convention with innovation.
- Andrew Seok, Artistic Director, Eclipse Theatre Company
We are artists who share a passion for musical theatre and the desire to contribute to Toronto’s theatrical ecology. We are so fortunate to have a team of extraordinary artistic associates, a board of strong visionaries and a panel of exceptional advisors. Art lives in collaboration and community and we are proud of ours and look forward to it’s continuing growth.
NICOLE JOY FRASER
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Board of Directors
|Jeremy Mitchell (BOARD CHAIR)