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The PAAL Awards are national recognition awards for theatre institutions, companies, and organizations that engage in parent-inclusive practices. The awards are rolling and nominations stay open. PAAL will review each submission and notify theatres that qualify for inclusion on the awards list. Nominate your organization here. 

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Artemisia Theatre

“As a new Mom I was juggling a day job, a theatre career, a husband’s day job and also his performing career! Money is always tight for sitters and Artemesia let me bring my infant to rehearsal during a jam and also let my sitter hang with my babe in the lobby and around the theatre. At most any other work place, I would have felt very uncomfortable and unprofessional, but they were so supportive and understanding. It means SO MUCH to feel appreciated rather than feeling like a burden.” – Caitlin Chuckta, Actor
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Award: Family-Friendly Scheduling, Flexibility of Children in the Space, Initiating conversation about caregiver/parent needs as part of healthy work culture

Location: Chicago, IL

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CABORCA

“Caborca has always been completely inclusive of parents and children. As long as it has existed, there have been children at our rehearsals from time to time and there is no question that both babies and children are welcome.” – Erin Koster
– Sarah Russell, Costume Designer
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Award: Family-Friendly Scheduling, Telecommunication Options, Flexibility of Children in the Space, Designated time/space to breastfeed/pump/fridge to store milk, Initiating conversation about caregiver/parent needs as part of healthy work culture, casting of a pregnant woman in roles that are not necessarily pregnant

Location: NYC

THE HIGHLANDS PLAYHOUSE

“Bill (the artistic director) and the board were completely supportive and essential in making my family and I feel safe and supported.”
– Sarah Russell, Costume Designer
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Award: Childcare/Babysitting Stipend/Sitters, Family-Friendly Scheduling, Flexibility of Children in the Space, Family-Friendly Residence/Living Space

Location: Highlands, NC

THE NATIONAL PLAYWRIGHTS CONFERENCE
The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center

“They stayed in touch throughout the conference about our [family’s] needs.” 
– Anonymous Participant
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Award: Childcare Resources, Flexibility of Children in the Space, Family-Friendly Residence/Living Space, Initiating conversation about caregiver/parent needs as part of healthy work culture

Location: Waterford, CT

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PLAN-B THEATRE COMPANY

“Plan B is largely adults, but they do a fantastic job of being an artistic environment that welcomes children of the community as well.”
– Jennifer Kokai, Director/Playwright
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Award: Flexibility of Children in the Space, Initiating conversation about caregiver/parent needs as part of healthy work culture, Including children in the artistic world of the company

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

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THEATRE IN THE X

“For our production of The Wiz our stage manager and one of our performers had young children – one walker, one crawler. My co-founder, Walter DeShields, had his teenage children come to each rehearsal to care for the children…Allowing children into the space allowed for a familial atmosphere.” 
– LaNeshe Miller White, Executive Director
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Award: Childcare/Babysitting Stipend/Sitters, Other Childcare/Babysitting Resources, Flexibility of Children in the Space

Location: Philadelphia, PA

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WAM THEATRE, INC.

“”It’s refreshing and exciting to be working for a company that celebrates parenthood in this way as a vibrant part of life.”
– Talya Kingston, Assoc. Artistic Director
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Award: Family-Friendly Scheduling, Telecommunication Options, Flexibility of Children in the Space, Initiating conversation about caregiver/parent needs as part of healthy work culture

Location: Lenox, MA
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