To intentionally awaken all artists and audiences to their inherent and unlimited potential by creating a theatrical space of equality, integrity and authenticity.
We aim to celebrate our differences, uplift the voices of marginalized communities and make a lasting impact connecting our society; while creating art that is daring, thought-provoking, inclusive, accessible
and always entertaining.
We envision a world where
ALL people are seen and heard
through a lens of:
LOVE, RESPECT, KINDNESS, COMPASSION, CONSIDERATION, COURTESY, ACCEPTANCE, UNITY, COURAGE, STRENGTH and HOPE.
Our main goal is to reframe how theatre is both created and presented.
In addition, we seek to:
Devise new ways to tell well-known stories
Produce timely and critically relevant material
Develop new and exciting approaches to how we can positively impact our communities and help advocate for those in need
Support diversity in leadership
Initiate and execute mechanisms of sustainability to combat the devastation of climate change and its repercussions
Address challenges with integrity and authenticity
Create multiple streams of income to ensure continuous cash flow
Manage our efforts, to the best of our abilities, in an organized approach with an emphasis on physical and mental well-being
We hope to explore freedom of thought, expression and creativity while encouraging artists to take calculated risks; celebrating the uniqueness within and using it to fuel organic, honest choices in a supportive, team-player environment.
It's vitally important that we also honor the land that enables us to do what we do while making responsible choices to respect and protect it for future generations to keep developing and finding more new ways of story-telling.
Lofty? YES. Intellectually stimulating? YES.
Entertaining? YES. Impossible? NO
At Theatremakers, we acknowledge the
institutional oppression and trauma that
marginalized communities face.
As allies and change-makers, we actively seek to advocate for organizations that support communities of color, indigenous communities, communities with disabilities, LGBTQ+ communities, communities of varying religious beliefs and those with
Our diversity is our strength; built on
a foundation of kindness, patience
SOFL Theatremakers recognizes and acknowledges that the lands on which we are able to live and work once belonged to the indigenous tribes of the Jeaga, Ais, Taino, Tequesta and now Seminole people.
Generations of these indigenous people and tribes have resided on these lands for over 10,000 years. These lands and waterways were central to their creation stories and there are sacred sites located near and around
these lands that carry those stories, including
those for survival and identity.
With every show we produce, every rehearsal we have, every class we teach and every project we choose to create; we honor these indigenous people, their lands, their ancestors, future generations, culture, harvest, language, poetry and living songs.
We hereby state our commitment
to respect and protect their legacy.
There is value in preemptively answering commonly asked questions about a new theatre company in order to provide transparency and an accurate description of who we hope to be; ultimately creating a space of integrity for all of us to succeed.
We will be thinking up and notating these questions in this space as they arise.
NOW is the time for all theatre makers to challenge our precedents. If theatre is a reflection of the world we live in, it’s also a reflection of the world we hope to live in.
It’s a space of potential and
possibility where you can stand for something bigger than yourself.
With these guiding principles,
Theatremakers is intentional about
art, advocacy and impact.
"Man is an imitative animal. We learn through mimicry, a form of acting...
The stage isn’t simply a leisure time extravagance. It springs directly from that reflective consciousness that distinguishes human nature." ~ Aristotle in “Poetics”