Action Plan - Update

A message from the Artists’ Working Group

June 4, 2021

It is June. It is just past the one year mark of Blackout Tuesday, the initiative that came out of Black Lives Matter and the response to the murder of George Floyd. Almost one year that Persephone has been without an artistic director. It is time.

The hiring committee has been meeting to craft the questions that will form the basis of the interviews that are scheduled to begin in two weeks. Developed in response to what the community told us over the early months of 2021, the interviews are meant to be as open and as forward-looking as was the call for artistic leadership.

We would still like to see more applications from a diversity of potential leaders, and the intention is to have the new leader or leaders in the chair in September. Once again, we are asking you disseminate the call amongst your networks, to make sure it has reached the right people, so that we have the opportunity to have conversations with the artistic leaders who might be inspired to lead Persephone through the necessary change of the next few years.

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We wish to acknowledge that Persephone Theatre is on Treaty 6 land, which includes the Nêhiyawak (Cree) as original signatories and became the traditional homeland of the Métis Nation. We also acknowledge the contributions of the Dakota and Round Prairie Métis peoples in establishing our city of Saskatoon and we extend our appreciation for the opportunity to live, create and perform on this beautiful territory. 

For more information or questions about our policies and action plan.
Contact Persephone’s Board of Directors:

New Human Resource Policies – November 26, 2020



Past updates

April 22, 2021
Update from Artist Working Group

April 1, 2021
Update from Artist Working Group

March 23, 2021
Update from Artist Working Group

March 8, 2021
Update from Artist Working Group

February 22, 2021
A Message from the Artist Working Group

February 18, 2021
Artists’ Working Group appointed

October 9, 2020
Call for Community Feedback on HR Policies

October 5, 2020
Community Update

August 28, 2020
Response to Community Town Halls

August 25, 26, and September 1, 2020
Persephone Community Town Halls

August 6, 2020
Open Call for Board Members

July 31, 2020
Community Update

July 17, 2020
Statement from General Manager

June 30, 2020
Apology from Persephone

June 16, 2020
Statement and Commitment from Board of Directors

June 12, 2020
Open Letter to Persephone Theatre



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