(adapted from Huge Theater)

You have the right:

  • To be and feel safe during performances, rehearsals, and classes.

  • To be treated respectfully

  • To set boundaries regarding physical contact and subject matter that might trigger a negative emotional response. You have the right to dictate what kind of physical touch you receive.

  • To immediately step out of any scene, performance, rehearsal or class in which you feel unsafe or uncomfortable. And you have the right to excuse yourself from any scene or exercise at any time without explanation.

  • To inform your teacher of anything you want them to know ahead of time, such as physical or emotional conditions that might make playing certain games difficult or uncomfortably challenging.

  • To speak to any teacher, stakeholder or any other representative regarding behavior by any person that you feel infringes on your rights. You also have the right to file an anonymous report.

  • To turn down a suggestion you feel is demeaning.

  • To define what feels fun and what feels comfortable (and uncomfortable) for you without judgement from others

  • To fail, to succeed, to explore.

  • To love your work

Additionally, you have the right to report conduct that violates the spirit of these rights even if that conduct isn’t directed at you. 

Exercising any of these rights will not adversely affect your ability to progress in classes, to be cast in projects or to be booked for shows.