Artistic excellence is central to our mission. We strive to bring the finest theater artists and the highest quality of work to our audiences, and to pursue excellence in all our endeavors.
We believe the transformative power of live theater is contained in theatrical work of all genres, styles, eras and cultures. We aim to challenge our audiences and artists with a breadth of programming.
In addition to exploring established work by recognized theater artists, we commit to supporting emerging artists in the development of new work which will become the theatrical classics of the twenty-second century and beyond.
We endeavor to expand the diversity of thought and creativity in our community by uniting audiences and artists of diverse backgrounds and experiences to engage in a lively, inclusive, and respectful exploration of the full range of the human condition.
We believe theater is a powerful tool in education, with the unique ability to illuminate the depths of human experience. Our goal in education is to use our performance and programming to teach audiences about the power of live theater, to support the development of aspiring theater artists, and to enrich the lives of those in our community by instilling a life-long love of theater.
We aspire to participate in a healthy and dynamic artistic community, to actively engage with our fellow artists and audiences, to cultivate new audiences, and to make a positive contribution to the quality of life in our community.
American Theater Northwest and its members stand on the side of justice; we condemn racism in all its forms and reaffirm that black lives matter. We stand with our fellow black and brown artists and audiences, and proudly align ourselves with those who choose to use the medium of theater to bring empathy, understanding, action, and change.