who we are
The Accountability Collective’s mission is to provide Portland area theatre participants with resources for equitable and safe work environments. There is indisputable evidence that white supremacy and oppression plagues the foundation of theatres and arts organizations in Portland. From the funding organizations to our boards, to the productions portrayed on stage, racist, misogynistic, homophobic, and oppressive behavior is buried and swept under the rug. In order for the arts community to truly change and reform our practices, these events of oppression should be recorded without risk of retaliation or reprimand.
This process is designed to help those who feel inclined to report their experiences of oppression and microaggressions and for organizations to become aware of the toxic behavior that has occurred and are occurring within and outside of their domain. Many artists do not feel comfortable reporting to these organizations of their own discrepancies. This system will provide a larger independent body to help govern the events that are happening in our theatres
Upcoming Event: Saturday, September 25, 5 pm to 7pm
PDX Theatre Community Town Hall
As the Accountability Collective continues to build our foundation in equity work within the Portland Theatre Community, we invite you to join us at our next town hall for ALL Portland theatre artists. We will meet on Zoom this Saturday, September 25th, from 5pm-7pm (PST) with updates about what the Accountability Collective has been up to, upcoming AC programming, and space for folks (that's you!) to give voice to anything that has emerged since we last gathered!