Family-Friendly Theatres + Organizations 

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Artemesia Theatre

Artemesia Theatre

AWARD: Family-Friendly Scheduling, Flexibility of Children in the Space, Initiating conversation about caregiver/parent needs as part of healthy work culture ________ “As a new Mom I was juggling a day job, a theatre career, a husband’s day job and also his performing career! Money is always tight for sitters and Artemesia let me bring my infant to rehearsal during a jam and also let my sitter hang with my babe in the lobby and around the theatre. - Caitlin Chuckta, Actor Location: Chicago, IL

CABORCA

CABORCA

AWARD: Family-Friendly Scheduling, Telecommunication, Flexibility - Children in the Space, Designated time/space to breastfeed/pump, Initiating conversation about caregiver/parent needs, casting of a pregnant woman in roles that are not necessarily pregnant _______ "Caborca has always been completely inclusive...there have been children at our rehearsals from time to time and there is no question that both babies and children are welcome.” – Erin Koster, SM Location: NYC

Highlands Playhouse

Highlands Playhouse

AWARD: Childcare/Babysitting Stipend/Sitters, Family-Friendly Scheduling, Flexibility of Children in the Space, Family-Friendly Residence/Living Space ________ “Bill (the artistic director) and the board were completely supportive and essential in making my family and I feel safe and supported.” – Sarah Russell, Costume Designer Location: Highlands, NC

The National Playwrights Conference

The National Playwrights Conference

AWARD: Childcare Resources, Flexibility of Children in the Space, Family-Friendly Residence/Living Space, Initiating conversation about caregiver/parent needs _________ “They stayed in touch throughout the conference about our [family’s] needs.” – Anonymous Participant Location: Waterford, CT

PLAN-B Theatre Company

PLAN-B Theatre Company

AWARD: Flexibility of Children in the Space, Initiating conversation about caregiver/parent needs as part of healthy work culture, Including children in the artistic world of the company ________ “Plan B is largely adults, but they do a fantastic job of being an artistic environment that welcomes children of the community as well.” – Jennifer Kokai, Director/Playwright Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Theatre in the X

Theatre in the X

AWARD: Childcare/Babysitting Stipend/Sitters, Other Childcare/Babysitting Resources, Flexibility of Children in the Space _________ “For our production of The Wiz our stage manager and one of our performers had young children – one walker, one crawler. My co-founder, Walter DeShields, had his teenage children come to each rehearsal to care for the children…Allowing children into the space allowed for a familial atmosphere.” – LaNeshe Miller White, Executive Director Location: Philadelphia, PA

WAM Theatre

WAM Theatre

AWARD: Family-Friendly Scheduling, Telecommunication Options, Flexibility of Children in the Space, Initiating conversation about caregiver/parent needs as part of healthy work culture ________ "It’s refreshing and exciting to be working for a company that celebrates parenthood in this way as a vibrant part of life.” – Talya Kingston, Assoc. Artistic Director Location: Lenox, MA

WOMEN'S PROJECT THEATER

WOMEN'S PROJECT THEATER

AWARD: Childcare/Childcare Stipend/Sitters, Other Childcare/Babysitting Resources, Family-Friendly Scheduling, Flexibility of Children in the Space, Initiating conversation about caregiver/parent needs as part of healthy work culture, Tangible assets (baby gate, baby bed, high chair, etc.) ________ "WP Theater is growing and embracing our collective obligation to make space for mothers and fathers in the arts..." - Michael Sag, Managing Director Location: NYC

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