CODE OF CONDUCT

ReThink Theatrical Code of Conduct 

ReThink Theatrical provides free and accessible storytelling to local communities. With an educational and creative approach, we produce professional-quality theater for everyone. Not only do we seek to provide an accessible theater experience for all those involved in our activities, we also are committed to ensuring a safe environment for personal growth and fulfillment.

 

ReThink Theatrical does not tolerate harassment of company and production staff, cast members, pit members, volunteers, audience members, Board members, contracted vendors, community partners, or any other person involved in a ReThink-sponsored activity (in-person or virtual). At ReThink Theatrical, we recognize a shared responsibility to create and maintain an environment based on mutual respect and free of harassment for the benefit of all. While we encourage all participants in company activities to directly address conflict with one another in order to foster an open and honest community, ReThink Theatrical recognizes that sometimes, greater intervention is necessary.

 

All participants are expected to observe these rules and behaviors at all ReThink Theatrical-sponsored activities. Participation in the company’s productions, rehearsals, performances, meetings, events, or other activities signals a willingness to comply with this Code of Conduct.  Information for reporting incidents related to the Code will be available on the ReThink Theatrical website and included on all contracts.

 

In order to maintain a safe and productive environment, some behaviors are specifically prohibited. These include, but are not limited to:

 

  • stalking, whether physical or virtual

  • harassment, including jokes, comments, discrimination, or refusal of services or facilities based on a person’s race, color, religion, gender, gender expression or identity, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability

  • unwelcome attention or contact, including any unwelcome sexual advances, suggestion of sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature

  • intimidation

  • assault and/or battery

  • sustained disruption of events

  • Non-consensual photography or recording that is used for the purpose of harassment

 

Anyone can report harassment. If someone’s behavior has made you uncomfortable, or if you witness something happening to someone else in violation of this Code, please submit a report or approach a company or production staff member as immediately as possible. The more information you are able to provide, the better ReThink Theatrical will be able to address Code reports.


Participants may also submit a report via our online Code of Conduct Reporting Form below. Staff members must submit a form if they are approached with a Code of Conduct concern within 24 hours so that there is a record of the report. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may ask a company or production staff member to submit the form for you.  

 

Any breach of this Code of Conduct will result in an appropriate course of action, which may include, but is not limited to:

 

  • verbal or written warning

  • expulsion from productions, rehearsals, performances, meetings, events, or other activities

  • exclusion from future productions, rehearsals, performances, meetings, events, or other activities

 

Code reports will be monitored and addressed by the ReThink Theatrical Board of Trustees and shared with the Executive Director, Board President, Trustees, and/or legal counsel as appropriate to determine and carry out a course of action. If you wish to submit a report regarding one of these individuals and you wish to remain anonymous, you may speak with another company staff member about submitting the form for you.

 

Site security and/or local law enforcement may be involved, based on the specific circumstances. A follow-up report will be made to individuals who submit a report, and a written summary of all such Code reports will be made annually to the ReThink Theatrical Board of Trustees. The Executive Director and Director of Operations, in consultation with the Board of Trustees, may develop additional procedures to implement this Code.

 

Actions that result in expulsion or exclusion from an activity can be appealed in writing to the Executive Director or the ReThink Theatrical Board President. If an appeal is denied, a hearing may be requested in front of the ReThink Theatrical Board of Trustees.


Approved by the ReThink Theatrical Board of Trustees, February 8, 2020.

 

Reporting Form

ReThink Theatrical provides free and accessible storytelling to local communities. With an educational and creative approach, we produce professional-quality theater for everyone. Not only do we seek to provide an accessible theater experience for all those involved in our activities, we also are committed to ensuring a safe environment for personal growth and fulfillment.

 

ReThink Theatrical does not tolerate harassment of company and production staff, cast members, volunteers, audience members, Board members, contracted vendors, community partners, or any other person involved in a ReThink Theatrical-sponsored activity. At ReThink Theatrical, we recognize a shared responsibility to create and maintain an environment based on mutual respect and free of harassment for the benefit of all. You may read the entire Code of Conduct above.

 

Please be advised that the more information provided, the better ReThink Theatrical can address an incident; however, you are welcome to remain anonymous when submitting this form. ReThink Theatrical company and production staff or Trustees who learn of such incidents are responsible for reporting the incident using this form within 24 hours. 

All reports go to the ReThink Theatrical Board of Trustees and the Executive Director. If you wish to submit a report regarding one of these individuals and you wish to remain anonymous, you may speak with another company staff member about submitting the form for you.

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ReThink Theatrical

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

info@rethinktheatrical.org

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