I've learned that people will forget what you said, 

people will forget what you did, 

but people will never forget how you made them feel.

- Maya Angelou

ABOUT US

Be You is a charity focussed around education and empowerment in the music theatre space. The sole purpose of the organisation is to make ourselves obsolete, by creating universal standards that work towards a music theatre industry that is inclusive, representative of the diversity of our context, and centres these diverse stories as the core of music theatre.

We believe the narrative is key to the story and our emotional connection, not the presentation.

 

Key to this, we are focused around addressing the inequities of the music theatre industry through the redistribution of power, disruption of unchallenged norms, and actively holding space for marginalised and emerging performers.

At the heart of what we do are our values: Be Balanced, and You Belong.

 

We use best practices from across industries to help create a more robust music theatre space and set standards for teamwork and professionalism in an otherwise unregulated industry. Be You Inc. runs educational workshops and courses to empower young performers with technical and non-technical skills, fosters new works and creates spaces for performers by putting on full-scale professional productions.

OUR VALUES

We want an independent music theatre industry where:

  • Every single person feels confident pursuing their goals

  • Companies are open and transparent about their processes

  • Power is available to everyone, and not just directors and production teams

  • An ethical profit share model is used to benefit everyone working on a show

 

We seek to create meaningful and lasting change for a fairer, more sustainable system. We strive to create a space for authentic and empowered storytelling, where diversity across all dimensions is not only embraced but actively celebrated.

 

Be You strives to create a space where you can Be Balanced where You Belong.

 

Balance and Belonging are at the heart of all that we do; through this lens we aim to create systems and processes to ensure greater equilibrium is found. We’re a company that foregrounds collaboration between diverse people, and through these efforts foster their ability to create, lead, and engage in all that we do

Be Balanced

Balance to us is when everyone feels they not only have a seat at the table but have an equal opportunity and power.

People

  • We will seek to follow equitable decisions making processes, based on your personal circumstances.

  • We will seek to counteract any inherent bias and aims to remove any barriers to participation.

  • We will strive to always improve, owning fault and seeking ongoing feedback to ensure accountability for our actions.

 

Actions​

  • We will model transparency; we are honest and open.

  • We will uphold strict conflict of interest policies to ensure casting opportunities are truly open

  • We will be measured and reasoned in our approaches and decisions.

You Belong

Belonging is founded on our sense of community, where you can come as you are and be accepted wholeheartedly for you.

People

  • We will seek to empower people to reach their full potential.

  • We will seek to create psychologically safe spaces.

  • We will strive to create a workforce and theatre industry that is reflective of our community, taking steps to ensure all voices are equally heard.

 

Actions​

  • We will normalise seeking support, values your time and respect your decisions​

  • We will act with compassion and understanding.

  • We will be committed to tell stories with diverse perspectives.

  • We believe that more voices create more robust and balanced decisions

  • We value your time and respect your decisions