About
Theatre

Advocacy

Project

Our Mission: To create safe and equitable working conditions for all theatre professionals. 

Based on our research, more than 85% of regional theatres across the country do not have a formalized HR system in place. This is coupled with the growing need for a knowledge of HR practices in sexual harassment training, intimacy coaching, anti-racist and IDEA work, while navigating a global pandemic. 

More than 60% of performers felt taken advantage of while working professionally, and only 6% knew of any resource to help them while dealing with their experience.

At Theatre Advocacy Project, we are working to create a system of accountability within the theatre industry that supports both artists and organizations, and offers a more satisfactory working experience for all. 

Who we are

Caylin is CEO and Co-Founder of Theatre Advocacy Project. Caylin began her professional career as a working artist. After a first hand experience, she was driven to help create a structure that would mutually benefit both performers and theatres. Caylin is currently working on an MA in Performing Arts Administration at NYU. In addition to her performance background, she has experience in marketing, development, and education.

Colette is Co-Founder of Theatre Advocacy Project. She has over a decade of experience working in administration for several of the country’s foremost theatres. She is also an educator for a leading collegiate theatre program and an independent diversity and inclusion consultant. Colette holds her Masters of Education in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University -
New York.

Jillian is Co-Founder of Theatre Advocacy Project. She is an actor, producer, and entrepreneur from the Midwest. She worked professionally as an actor in Chicago and in Michigan. She also works in the production world as an assistant director and director of production. She enjoys working with a strong collaborative team and believes theatre is the voice that impacts future generations. 

Who we are

Caylin is Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Theatre Advocacy Project. Caylin began her professional career as a working artist. After a first hand experience, she was driven to help create a structure that would mutually benefit both performers and theatres. Caylin is currently working on an MA in Performing Arts Administration at NYU. In addition to her performance background, she has experience in marketing, development, and education.

Colette is Chief Learning Officer and Co-Founder of Theatre Advocacy Project. She has over a decade of experience working in administration for several of the country’s foremost theatres. She is also an educator for a leading collegiate theatre program and an independent diversity and inclusion consultant. Colette holds her Masters of Education in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University -
New York.

Jillian is Chief Operations Officer and Co-Founder of Theatre Advocacy Project. She is an actor, producer, and entrepreneur from the Midwest. She worked professionally as an actor in Chicago and in Michigan. She also works in the production world as an assistant director and director of production. She enjoys working with a strong collaborative team and believes theatre is the voice that impacts future generations. 

C.J. is the Accessibility Specialist and a team member with a background in theatre performance. He currently works professionally in the field of retail technology and merchandising. In the last five years, he has specifically found a passion for accessibility and hopes to give back to his theatre roots by helping to remove any barriers that would prevent anyone from being able to enjoy the arts.