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Mission Statement

Mirror Stage uses the power of theatre to challenge assumptions, bias and prejudice, while encouraging more thoughtful reflection on today's issues.

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Theatre That Gets People Talking, Mirror Stage reflects the diversity of the community on stage in high quality, progressive, though-provoking productions that play it smart without always playing it safe. Mirror Stage nurtures unique artistic voices and provides opportunities for emerging artists to work alongside more seasoned professionals. Since 2002, Mirror Stage has produced four fully staged productions and 10 seasons of Feed Your Mind readings and launched its new Expand Upon program-serving more than 5,000 patrons, in total.

Mirror Stage’s innovative staged reading series have been engaging the community in examining and discussing topical issues from different perspectives since 2004. Presented without costumes or sets, the emphasis on the text encourages audiences to create their own imagined world inhabited by the play’s characters, increasing empathy and expanding awareness. Following every performance, a moderated discussion with the audience and artists explores the issues raised in more depth.

For 16+ years, Mirror Stage has featured African American, Asian/Pacific Islander (both South and East Asian), Latinx, Native American, as well as white actors. More than 40 percent of the actors featured in Mirror Stage productions have been people of color--some, but not all, in ethnically specific stories and roles. Mirror Stage invites a larger population to see themselves and their stories represented onstage, instead of being excluded or ignored, affirming a broader range of experiences.

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