About Us

Mission

Our mission is to uplift, educate, entertain and inspire the Richmond Community by providing theatrical productions that celebrate and examine the Black experience in Virginia and beyond.

Vision

The company follows the example of timeless Black arts Legeneds like Zora Neal Hurston, Langston Hughes, Anna Deavere Smith, Ernie McClintock, Maya Angelou, August Wilson, Audra McDonald, Woody King, James Baldwin and countless others who’ve produced excellent work telling the stories of humanity with the unique accent of the Black experience.

We Envision

  1. A performance venue where a company of theatre artists produce consistently excellent work.

  2. Presentations of the work of a diverse mix of new and classic playwrights, as well as original work, telling timeless stories through the lens of the Black experience.

  3. Productions that are culturally competent, compelling, thoughtful, inspiring, magical, truthful, entertaining and accessible.

  4. Ongoing classes and workshops to ensure the consistent professional and artistic growth of the theatre artists involved.

  5. Opportunities for audiences to have fun as they get lost in their reflections onstage and experience raw honest responses to compelling relevant theatre.

WE INTEND

TO UPLIFT, TO HEAL, TO REMEMBER, TO ENLIGHTEN, TO EXPLORE, TO INSPIRE, TO DELIGHT, TO EXPOSE, TO CULTIVATE, TO REFLECT, TO EDUCATE, TO TRANSFORM, TO ENGAGE, TO ENLIVEN, TO ENERGIZE, TO ENTERTAIN, TO HONOR, TO INNOVATE, TO EXPAND, TO PROSPER …THROUGH OUR WORK

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