Code of Conduct

Our Pledge

We as members, contributors, and leaders pledge to make participation in our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, visible or invisible disability, ethnicity, sex characteristics, gender identity and expression, level of experience, education, socio-economic status, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.

We pledge to act and interact in ways that contribute to an open, welcoming, diverse, inclusive, and healthy community.

Our Standards

Examples of behavior that contributes to a positive environment for our community include:

  • Demonstrating empathy and kindness toward other people

  • Being respectful of differing opinions, viewpoints, and experiences

  • Giving and gracefully accepting constructive feedback

  • Accepting responsibility and apologizing to those affected by our mistakes, and learning from the experience

  • Focusing on what is best not just for us as individuals, but for the overall community

  • Requesting explicit, enthusiastic consent

Examples of unacceptable behavior include:

  • Public or private harassment, including but not limited to unwanted sexual attention or advances

  • Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or email address, without their explicit permission

  • Trolling, insulting or derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks

  • Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting

Enforcement Responsibilities

Theatre@First's elected leaders are responsible for clarifying and enforcing our standards of acceptable behavior and will take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any behavior that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful as outlined in this Code of Conduct, and will communicate reasons for decisions when appropriate.


This Code of Conduct applies within all community spaces, and also applies when an individual is officially representing the community in public spaces. Examples of representing our community include using an official e-mail address, posting via an official social media account, or acting as an appointed representative at an online or offline event.


Anyone who experiences or witnesses behavior that violates this Code of Conduct is encouraged to report it to one of Theatre@First’s elected leaders. You may use this form to submit a report to the Artistic Director. Reports will be handled according to our Resolution Process.

All Theatre@First leaders are obligated to respect the privacy and security of anyone reporting an incident.