ABOUT STAGES THEATRE COMPANY
Stages Theatre Company was founded in 1984 and has since grown to become the second-largest nonprofit theatre for young audiences in Minnesota.
Stages serves nearly 150,000 youth (ages 2-17) and family members annually through high-quality opportunities on stage, backstage, in the audience, and in the classroom. We engage diverse youth from the community with themes relevant to their lives and involve them in creating inspiring works featuring young people in meaningful roles.
We believe that the arts are fundamental to child development and overall quality of life, and that every individual, regardless of economic circumstances, geography, or ability, should be able to enjoy the joy, wonder, and benefits of participation in the theatre arts.
STAGES THEATRE COMPANY MISSION STATEMENT:
Stages Theatre Company is committed to the enrichment and education of children and youth in a professional theatre environment that stimulates artistic excellence and personal growth.
STAGES THEATRE INCLUSION STATEMENT:
Stages Theatre Company is dedicated to creating a space where diverse opinions, courageous dialogue, and local, national, and international community engagement is not only valued, but vital to our shared artistic and educational success. We make this pledge in the hope of curating a welcome home for all.
COLLABORATION - We foster collaboration among professional artists and youth to create exceptional theatre. • ACCESSIBILITY - We strive to overcome barriers that block points of entry into Stages Theatre Company. • SUSTAINABILITY - We ensure organizational stability through long-range planning, assessment and retention of quality, professional staff, and fiscal responsibility. • INTEGRITY - We sustain the highest level of integrity as individuals and as an organization. • ENTERTAINMENT - We maintain a commitment to entertain our audience in diverse ways. • CHALLENGE - We design programs that inspire students, artists, and audiences. • INNOVATION - We embrace a continual process of renewal and experimentation in theatre and arts education.