UNTitled Theatre is a London based touring theatre company that creates challenging and exciting contemporary theatre that is informed by the debates that matter to us and our audiences. Both nationally and internationally, personally and politically. UNTitled believes in the theatrical experience as one that provides food for the soul, we make magical and entertaining performance that brings people together regardless of their age, sexuality and economic background. Breaking down barriers with what is often difficult and complex subject matter and inspiring and surprising audiences with bold and challenging stories.
We forge working relationships over a sustained period of time with associate artists such as writers, illustrators, composers, filmmakers and movement directors in order to unearth and develop a common performance language within the company. We play, work, fail and flourish together which enables us to make dangerous, brave and evolved work.
We establish strong associations with charities / NGO’s and individuals including campaigners, lawyers and medical practitioners etc collaborating with them in order to make socially and politically engaged work that helps reach educational and participatory aims, making a difference with the work we make and promoting positive social change.
UNTitled is a company dedicated to making work across the UK. It is important to us to look beyond our immediate horizons and venture further afield seeking out audiences and engaging in debate. Reaching out across the UK helps us make work that is reflective of diverse communities and at the same time ensures the experience of touring informs the work that we do in the future. We continue to be drawn to the challenge of working in the confines of non-theatre spaces and try to make our work defy those limitations by creating pieces that are epic and ambitious and can transcend the walls of the theatre.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES POLICY
UNTitled Theatre is committed to promoting theatre as an activity for all. We are committed to providing access for all people to the arts as participants and practitioners, throughout the range of its activities.
In order to achieve this, UNTitled Theatre undertakes to ensure that all job applicants, employees and participants in the range of company activities are treated equally and encouraged to develop and maximise their true potential irrespective of gender, marital status, social class, colour, race, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, sexual orientation or age.
In order to combat discrimination through the promotion of equal opportunities in respect of: provision of services, working practices of the organisation, employment and training, UNTitled Theatre will endeavor to ensure that in respect of the above, no contracted person, volunteer or other person involved in UNTitled Theatre activities shall receive less favourable treatment than others because of her or his; gender, including gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, having or not having dependants, religious belief or political opinion, race (including colour or ethnic origins), nationality, disability, sexual orientation, age or educational background.
UNTitled Theatre recognises discrimination as being a process of acting unfairly against and individual or group by exclusion, verbal comment, denigration, failure to appreciate needs or the assumptions of such needs without consultation.
It is the responsibility of the senior management team to monitor effectiveness and develop where necessary the Equal Opportunities Policy and make reports to the Board of Directors. Each member of the company has responsibility for their own compliance.
This policy will be monitored and reviewed every three years by UNTitled Theatre’s Board of Directors.
PRACTICES AND COMMITMENTS
In order to ensure that UNTitled Theatre’s services are accessible to all, we will follow these principles:
- Promoting a good and harmonious working environment in which all person’s are treated with respect
- Preventing occurrences of unlawful direct and indirect discrimination, harassment and victimisation
- Fulfilling all our legal obligations under the equality legislation and associated codes of practice
- Complying with our own equal opportunities policy and associated policies
- Publicity materials, publications, advertisements, events, workshops and performances shall avoid language which presents a stereotyped, offensive or detrimental view of any group or individual’s background on any of the above grounds. However, performances and workshops will necessarily need to present such language and views when tackling hard hitting issues. It should be made clear by Leaders during workshops and performances the difference.
- We will make its services available to disabled people, including wheelchair users – by using premises that are wheelchair accessible for its activities whenever possible. We will discuss with parents, carers and young people how it can try to accommodate specific needs.
- We not allow its publicity, events, premises or facilities to be used for the expressions of views in conflict with this policy.
- Breaches of equal opportunities policy will be viewed as misconduct which could lead to disciplinary proceedings including removal from activities or termination of contracts
- We value diversity and recognise the wealth of benefits diversity can bring to the organisation.