STATEMENT FOR CULTURAL INCLUSION AND EQUITY
The Canyon Theatre Guild supports those who fight against the discrimination of African Americans.
Our official position on Cultural Inclusion states: “The Canyon Theatre Guild organization is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. The Canyon Theatre Guild believes that to achieve its mission to make the world a better place through live theatre, we must include all people. The Canyon Theatre Guild believes that by creating diversity among the participants, programs, and creations of the organization, we are strengthening the cultural fabric of our community.”
Doing so allows us to tell stories that better reflect the diverse perspectives of our vibrant community, letting the audiences see themselves in our work while encouraging them to gain new understanding of others. The CTG adheres to the belief that it takes acceptance, tolerance, and compassion for all people in order to weave the tapestry of humanity which unifies us into a beautiful work of art.
The CTG realizes that in order to serve our community we must lead by example and create an art form that speaks to everyone in the community. We want to tell stories that will entertain and educate and also to inspire young artists to not just tolerate differences but embrace them.
We at the Canyon Theatre Guild know that Black Lives Matter, and we welcome all who wish to create a world without racism, a world in which love, equality, and justice prevail.
Our Mission Statement
THE MISSION OF THE CANYON THEATRE GUILD IS
TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE BY ENTERTAINING,
EDUCATING, ENLIGHTENING, AND ENRICHING OUR COMMUNITY
THROUGH QUALITY LIVE THEATRE.
THE CANYON THEATRE GUILD IS A 501(c)(3) NON-PROFIT
We produce at least 9 full-scale productions each season.
We've been voted the “Best Live Theatre” in the Santa Clarita Valley every year of the Reader’s Poll since its inception!
Over 30,000 people attend our performances each season.
Over 500 SCV citizen artists and volunteers continually demonstrate their love of our theatre through their donations of time, talent, and hard work.
In addition to the support of thousands of Santa Clarita citizens, the CTG also receives support from local government, businesses, and corporations.
WE SERVE THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH OUR YOUTH THEATRE INSTITUTE AND OTHER PROGRAMS.
Summer workshops for children ages 6 through 17.
Adventures in Theatre daytime workshops for home-schooled students.
Ten percent of all our workshop participants are given full scholarships by the CTG based on financial need as identified by the Boys and Girls Club, city community center, and other non-profit organizations. This amounts to more than 20 full-tuition scholarships each year.
Each year, the CTG awards scholarships to graduating seniors from our local high schools.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Canyon Theatre Guild has been producing quality live theatre in the Santa Clarita Valley community for 50 years.
Each year, the CTG donates hundreds of free theatre tickets to the Boys & Girls Club, churches, and non-profit organizations.
The CTG donates gallery space to the Santa Clarita Artists’ Association for the display of local artists’ work.
The CTG donates goods and services to nearly 100 community non-profit organizations each year.
Now that you know more about us, we invite you to join us. We look forward to seeing you at the theatre!
- TimBen Boydston
Executive and Artistic Director