Our Code of Conduct 

Note: All members are guided by Pivot Theatre’s Code of Conduct or membership will be revoked.

Members of Pivot Community Theatre treat each other with respect and dignity and do not engage in discrimination or harassment. Pivot Theatre staff, board members, and event/space staff are responsible for intervention. Pivot’s community standards are as follows:

  • Be mindful and respectful of boundaries.

  • Always practice consent

    • Physical touch, including hugs

    • Sharing or requesting personal details or experiences

    • Taking photographs

  • Validate and affirm each other, which includes:

    • one another’s identities – names, pronouns and self-identifications

    • validating marginalized people who have previously been denied space to express themselves

Be mindful of your privilege; recognize the emotional labour you expect of others and the space you’ve been socialized to take up.  Think before you speak or act.

Pivot Theatre has a zero tolerance policy – in accordance with the BC Human Rights Code and Pivot Theatre’s own values and mandate, discriminatory, oppressive or harassing behaviours will not be tolerated in any way, shape, or form at any event or space.

 

  • Discrimination, which includes, but is not limited to, racism (including anti-Islam and anti-Blackness, bigotry, sexism, misogyny, homophobia (including anti-bisexual, anti-trans, transmisogyny), anti-fat, ableism, ageism, classism, and anti-Semitism.

  • Harassment, which can include, but is not limited to:

    • Physical Harassment: direct threats of intent to inflict harm, physical attacks, threatening behaviour, or destroying another person’s property.

    • Sexual Harassment: sharing nude or sexual photos of oneself or others, sexual comments, jokes or questions, inappropriate touching, or inappropriate sexual gestures.

    • Emotional or psychological harassment: isolation or exclusion, belittling or trivializing, discrediting, defamation, or spreading rumours, or gaslighting.

    • Verbal harassment: unfair or inaccurate criticism, unwanted heckling, yelling, slurs, or unwanted cursing.

    • Online harassment: sharing humiliating images or stories, spreading lies or gossip on social media, sending harassing emails or messages, creating memes or images with intention to mock or harm, posting non-consensual digital material, or intentionally misquoting.

  • Cultural Appropriation, which is non-consensual copying or use of a sacred garment, phrase, accent, hairstyle, art design, or tradition from a culture that is not your own.

  • Microagressions, which may include, but are not limited to comments about a person’s appearance, clothing, race ethnicity, lifestyle, or identity, violation of personal boundaries, comments that are demeaning, belittling, or patronizing, or touching someone’s hair, clothes, or personal items.