what we stand for
- Meaningful Partnerships
- Artistic Innovation
- Radical Inclusion
Long Wharf Theatre is becoming a model for the new American theatre, responding to a legacy of racism, sexism, and other forms of prejudice and violence with a commitment to BIPOC and women leaders and theatre-makers. As a leading incubator of new work, we create the future of theatre by offering resources, workshopping, and a receptive audience to emerging and established playwrights. From our organizational culture to our role in community partnerships, we live by our guiding ethos: “Theatre is for everyone.”
How can the life-giving joys of theatre connect us all?
We are creating an American theatre that embraces storytelling as a means for producing societal change. Theatre is a uniquely communal art connecting the written word to the visual and performing arts. Theatre allows for radical inclusion and collective catharsis. When we look at characters on a stage, we see ourselves and our neighbors. We bear witness to our shared humanity and accept an invitation to live connected, art-filled lives.