Our Mission

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.

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At Theater in the Open, we have long been committed to bringing inventive, engaging and thoughtful theater to our community.  For the past few years, we have also been able to realize our long-term goal of bringing free theater to the area, keeping art as open and accessible as possible.  Our performances speak to children, adults and families in our communities.  As our audiences have grown steadily over the years, we remain ever grateful for their support.

Over our 38 year history, the Company has been equally as committed to fostering children’s arts education. Summer Arts Workshop is the centerpiece of this program, with additional offerings around the year. It is a wonderful program that encourages not only a love of the arts, but also helps students to find their unique voices and gain self-assurance.

We look forward to seeing old friends and new this year in the Open.