The mission of Theater in the Open is to redefine the boundaries of community theater by transforming the magical tradition of storytelling into theater that is open and free to all. We perform outdoors in public spaces, connecting art with nature and with each other. We are also dedicated to elevating the caliber and accessibility of youth arts education to further enrich the cultural landscape.
We are proud to have realized our long-term goal of bringing free theater to the area, keeping art as open and accessible as possible. At its very essence, theater is communal. We want to keep this most universal of cultural traditions alive and well, with no barriers to access. Art helps to build community and we want to continue to be a resource for people to establish connections with each other, with their imaginations and with nature.
We are equally committed to fostering youth arts education because we recognize that exposure to the arts helps young people connect to a community while building self-confidence, empathy, and critical thinking skills. We want to help kids to find their own voices.