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Mission Statement

State Theater Company is a nineteen year-old resident professional theatre committed to providing the live theatre experience tothe broadest possible audience through professional productions of the best classic and contemporary plays, with a special commitment to the development and production of new works.


STC offers a variety o year-round performance and program opportunities, including:  Mainstage Subscriber Season: Our six-play mainstage season runs from October through September. The body of work encompasses a broad spectrum of dramatic literature, including musicals, comedies and dramas.  Benefit Performances: Additional community outreach is achieved through STC's Benefit Performance Program, which has raised over $200,000 for human service organizations during the past ten years.  Theatre Discovery: This community outreach program provides funding for tickets for 1,000 area junior high and high school students, especially economically disadvantaged students, to attend performances at the State Theater.  Annual Holiday Production: This show augments the mainstage season with public performances and special performances for corporate parties and benefits.  Harvest Festival of New American Plays: This annual event features the work of playwrights, from Texas and across the United States, in week-long workshops with the writers in residence. The week concludes with public performances of the plays in staged readings.  New Play Awards and Scholarship: State Theater Company awards cash prizes annually for the Best New American Play and the Larry L. King Outstanding Texas Playwright as well as a Scholarship in New Play Development to a deserving area graduate student.  Cabaret Bar: Every Saturday night, following mainstage performances in the lobby of the State Theater, the Cabaret Bar showcases local artists from Austin's jazz, swing and musical theatre cultures. The intimate setting, smoke-free environment and top-notch talent make this the perfect after-theatre event.  Mentoring: Each year, a young arts organization is chosen to receive office space, performance space, and professional advice for that year. They receive the benefit of STC's professional expertise in both administrative matters such as non-profit management, fundraising, box office management, and publicity, as well as technical instruction in set, costume, and lighting design.  State Theater School of Acting: Operating at capacity, the State Theater School of Acting offers beginning and advanced classes to children, teens and adults. The faculty is drawn from the local professional theatre community.



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