Action Plan - Update
A message from the Artists’ Working Group
February 22, 2021
On February 21st, the newly formed Artists’ Working Group met to begin its work. We are pleased to announce the other three members of the Working Group: Skye Brandon, Daniel Hudson, and Carla Orosz.
We discussed the purpose of the working group, what we have been charged to do, and began to lay out a pathway to achieve our goals. We laid out a timeline for our work, so that the staff and board of Persephone can do its work, and undertake the search for new artistic leadership in short order.
We talked of many things: about who is not represented at this table, and how we make sure their voices are heard; about what we have already heard from community members in consultations, in conversations, in correspondence. For us, the top three things we hear the community asking for are transparency, communication, and community.
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
February 18, 2021
Artists’ Working Group appointed
October 9, 2020
Call for Community Feedback on HR Policies
October 5, 2020
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
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