DSDL 1 Pinecrest Open at Pinecrest HS

2022 — Southern Pines, NC/US

Open Door Policy

The DSDL is committed to providing safe performance spaces for all competitors and judges. We acknowledge the art of performance may be a healing process and/or opportunity to speak on important topics.

It is impossible to know all the ways in which content or a performance may unintentionally harm or trigger members of the audience. To better serve our competitors, we will be honoring an open door practice during the tournament

The open door policy means competitors and other audience members may choose to leave or stay in a room when a performance negatively impacts their wellbeing. Competitors may discreetly leave the room (e.g., before, during, or after someone’s performance/speech) without question or penalty.

Judges may also take steps to protect their well-being by contacting the Tab Room before or after a performance. We recognize that putting mental and physical well-being above community norms is imperfect but important work