Artistic Policy

Chickenshed Players empowers each individual’s involvement in a diverse program that explores all aspects of theatrical expression.

We are committed to providing an environment where every participant feels welcome, valued and successful. Through our artistic program we aim to reflect the unique abilities, opinions and aspirations of our Players and the communities they are a part of.

We give our Players genuine ownership of the work they do. They have the opportunity to offer their thoughts and ideas through a range of topics. Productions, projects and characters will evolve through the interpretation and interaction of cast members and directors. This process creates informed and confident performers.

Our Players will acquire new and transferable skills through our inclusive theatre process. By creating an environment where every individual’s contribution is valued and celebrated, our Players develop leadership and communication skills that enable them to contribute positively in other areas of their lives.

Our Players understand that achievement comes by engaging positively with all of their peers. They are able to appreciate that contributions can be made in a variety of less conventional (but not less effective) ways. This enables them in turn to consider their own contributions and assess whether they too can broaden and develop their existing approaches and potential.

We are aware that our Players are valuable ambassadors of both our performance work and our process. We hope that their understanding of inclusion's value will be reflected in all that they do.