MISSION STATEMENT

“It is the mission of the Theater Arts Guild to nurture participation in, and enjoyment of, live theatre in Skagit Valley. It is our intention to encourage people of all ages to be involved as both participants and audience, offering a variety of production types.

We are committed to a high standard of excellence for production, management, governance, community relations and service. It is our goal that every endeavor of the Guild serves to enhance and build a positive image of theater in our community. We will strive to provide the best possible theatrical experience for participants and audience alike.

It is our desire to create a theatre culture where veteran participants in all aspects of production can share their crafts with aspiring talents.”

 

FREEDOM OF SPEECH COMMITMENT STATEMENT

Freedom of speech is the foundation of our communities and our nation. The works that the Theater Arts Guild (TAG) presents may awe, illuminate, challenge, unsettle, confound, provoke, and, at times, offend. We defend the freedom to create content and exhibit such work anywhere in the world, and we recognize the privilege of living in a country where creating, exhibiting, and experiencing such work is a constitutional right.

To put a show on the theater stage, or exhibit a work of art, is not to endorse the work or the vision, ideas, and opinions of the artist. It is to uphold the right of all to experience diverse visions and views. If and when controversies arise from the exhibition of a work of art, we welcome public discussion and debate with the belief that such discussion is integral to the experience of the art. Consistent with our fundamental commitment to freedom of speech, however, we will not censor exhibitions in response to political or ideological pressure.

– Theater Arts Guild Board of Directors – March 2019