Strategic Plan

In the summer of 2022, the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre Board of Directors and Staff, embarked on a robust strategic planning process.  The results is a comprehensive Strategic Plan, summarized here, and a new Mission, Vision and Core Values.  We are pleased to introduce the new Mission of the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre.

The Mission of the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre, with community partners and volunteers, is to create and deliver engaging, inspiring theatrical productions and educational experiences that spark delight, build community, encourage conversations, and foster social justice and anti-racism.

As part of the Strategic Plan, our first goal was to create a working definition of DEI.  This definition serves as a compass for all of our objectives under the Strategic Plan.

The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre is committed to inclusiveness and practices open and non-traditional casting. All roles in Civic productions, unless otherwise announced in advance, are open to all who audition. The Civic’s goal is to foster and develop theatrical talent in our community and encourage anyone, regardless of experience, to audition for our productions.

BBQ cast & crew


Celebrates a rich mix of differences. It encompasses all the dimensions that make each person unique, including race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender beliefs, ability, age, personality, experiences, styles and more.


Guarantees fair treatment, opportunity, and advancement. Equity promotes justice, impartiality, and fairness within the procedures, processes, and distribution of community resources and opportunity.


Inclusion is a state of belonging, where all are welcomed and respected. By intentionally including, valuing and trusting each other with the decision-making process, in a transparent format, we create a stronger community.


Accessibility is the ease or difficulty with which individuals access, interact and participate within our programs and spaces.