“ Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens
can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. ”
To produce radically inclusive programming at the intersection of advocacy, education, and entertainment that cultivates and celebrates new work, emerging artists, diverse audiences, and fresh ideas.
Transformative theatre that amplifies marginalized voices, illuminates untold stories, bridges disparate experiences, and energizes vulnerable communities.
“creates a sense of community onstage and among the audience”
San Diego Union-Tribune
We strive to maintain a quality of work that challenges artists and participants to push to the peak of their abilities, and to create processes and products that transform both artists and audiences.
We promote honest and audacious exchange that prioritizes vulnerability and empathy be it in the classroom or the rehearsal room. Our processes are defined by individuals with diverse skills and distinct perspectives working toward a common goal in a respectful, transparent, and encouraging environment.
We foster an organizational structure with financial and programmatic models that evolve for different needs or projects. Various modalities for artistic and educational programs are utilized to produce in flexible locations and spaces; accommodate and be accessible to diverse communities; and challenge cultural and creative norms. This willingness to pivot and consider new practices ensures stability and longevity.
We cultivate broad and deep relationships with artists and patrons via robust outreach opportunities, dynamic educational programs, and provocative performances. In our pursuit of equity and mutually beneficial partnerships, we prioritize the experience and leadership of underrepresented communities and individuals that are often left out of the conversation.
We engage in both community and artistic work through process-based practices grounded in openness, humility and wonder. Leading with questions and deep listening, our techniques emphasize interactive and participant-centered methods to mobilize communities toward fresh, authentic discoveries and expressions.
Board of Directors
Director of Artistic Development
Catherine Hanna Schrock,
Director of Community Development
Jessica Bird Beza
Vice President of Development of San Diego Film Foundation
Playwright & Actor
Colleen Kollar Smith,
Managing Director of Moonlight Stage Productions
Theatre Coordinator at Canyon Crest Academy
Kim Montelibano Heil,
Associate Producer of San Diego Repertory Theatre
Delicia Turner Sonnenberg,
former Executive Artistic Director of Moxie Theatre
Teaching Artist & Education Coordinator of Diversionary Theatre
Applied Theatre Practitioner & Professor