Welcome to a Brave Space


As manager of the Lyceum Theatres, San Diego REP is committed to providing a socially conscious, respectful, and healthy space for all. As we strive to be an anti-oppressive organization, we engage in the active and ongoing process of creating an environment free of racism, discrimination, and harassment. We invite you, as a member of our shared community, to join us in this work.
The audience is an integral part of the theatrical experience. We invite you to be an active participant in the art. The unique liveness of theatre makes it an ideal place for experiencing growth, posing questions, exploring productive discomfort, and engaging with a larger community. All responses, be it laughter, tears, shout-outs, or cheers, are welcome here. We ask you to share in this responsibility of creating a “brave space” where people can feel safe to be themselves.
Each of us has the right to be seen, heard, and honored in our personal identities, lived experiences, and areas of personal expertise as well as a right to voice when we feel uncomfortable and to have those concerns be taken seriously.
In order to ensure sustainable change, we ask for you to embrace your part:
- Know forms of discrimination and harassment—racism, ableism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, bullying, sexual harassment—and when you see something, say something.
- Be aware that cultural or other stereotypes are often grounded in harmful assumptions.
- Recognize the difference between intent and impact of your words; you may not intend harm, but your words may nonetheless injure another.
- If you receive feedback that you have (even unintentionally) made someone uncomfortable, take time to acknowledge the feedback and adjust.
When an incident occurs, we encourage you to talk with one of our Front of House staff or fill out an anonymous form for reporting issues or sharing concerns found in the lobby or online below. All reported instances of racism, oppression, discrimination, or harassment will be followed up with in a timely fashion by San Diego REP’s Director of Venue Experience, Ahmed Dents. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, he can be reached at 619-231-3586 x620 or adents@sdrep.org. 
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