Anti-Racism Work and Commitments

Land Acknowledgement

The Odyssey Theatre is located on the ancestral lands of the Chumash. We acknowledge them as the first peoples of this land in order to show respect, gratitude and appreciation. 

The Odyssey Theatre is committed to inclusion and a creative environment where all people and cultures are valued and appreciated. We acknowledge and respect all human qualities regardless of ethnicity, race, color, country of origin, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual or relationship orientation, family structure, religion, beliefs, political affiliations, experiences and ability.  We honor the gifts, backgrounds, experiences, and wisdom that every individual brings with them.  We are committed to addressing inequities in opportunity to ensure full and fair participation by all.

We acknowledge the harm of structural and systemic racism and the other access barriers that prevent the full engagement of all peoples in American society.  We oppose the many forms of racism directed at BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) individuals and all types of discrimination and harassment.  We strive to be an actively anti-racist organization, and we work with our community to identify, understand and address ways to make our theatre more equitable and accessible. We commit to providing fair treatment, access, opportunity, and to creating space for culturally diverse voices to be heard.

The staff at the Odyssey Theatre are also committed to creating a safe and supportive environment for rehearsals and performances for our employees, artists, volunteers and audience members.  We are here to establish a supportive culture and home for artistic work.