We embrace the potential of a great story told by passionate theatre artists to transform the hearts and minds of artist, and audience member alike.
We also find the intimacy of the performance to be important; the limited distance between the actors and audience is a leveraged opportunity to connect to the audience member’s imagination.
TTC excels in developing plays that challenge us to be grand storytellers and not overly dependent on technical tricks.
Our goal is to be an active participant in Seattle’s questions, crises and celebrations and we seek to provide a theatrical expression of the exploration of faith and art.
In selecting Mainstage and Touring plays, we intentionally reflect on the needs of our audiences in order to guide our choices on stage and in the future.
“Theatre is Best When It’s Local,” meaning that we listen to our region and our patrons and bring TTC’s mission and core values to the search for timely, relevant, exciting and challenging theatre.
In the coming years, we foresee 6-10 new plays commissioned every year; some will find a home at TTC and others will be released to other theatres.
In order to accomplish our mission and to be successful in the years to come, we are committed to prudent planning, financial accountability and clear communications with our patrons, vendors and donors.
TTC will continue to balance its artistic and missional aspirations with budget realities in order to avoid long term, accumulated debt.
TTC will also build its reserves to prevent unforeseen revenue shortfalls and emergencies (fires, equipment needs, etc.) from compromising our productions and outreach programs (the mission of the theatre!).