Kickshaw Theatre

Mission & Values

Mission

Kickshaw Theatre excites the curiosity of our audience and ourselves with plays that represent humanity in all its complexity and multitudes.

Vision Statement

Kickshaw Theatre will increase empathy, artistic literacy, intellectual stimulation, and a sense of social connection in our audiences and ourselves.

We all live in some kind of social and cultural circle. We all do. We’re born into a certain family, nation, class. But if we have no connection whatsoever with the worlds beyond the one we take for granted, then we too run the risk of drying up inside. Our imagination might shrink. Our hearts might dwindle. And our humanness might wither if we stay for too long inside our cultural cocoons.
— Elif Shafak

Core Values

‣ Curiosity is the key ingredient at Kickshaw because stories have the power to expand our perception of the world. Thoughtful and varied representation is central to our decision-making.
‣ Theatre is a unique medium, and we’ll focus on work that highlights what is special about live theatre.
‣ Creativity and a sense of play are integral to our process.
‣ We produce the freshest new plays and revive great plays and playwrights that have been historically overlooked.
‣ Connectivity is our approach to attracting new audiences and collaborating and serving our community. We look to deepen the audience’s connection to the work. We’ll connect with the particular communities for whom we believe the work will deeply resonate. We’ll be diligent and creative as we build relationships and remove barriers to participation.