Our mission is to create excellent works of art in new ways with a focus on women’s voices and social justice themes.
“At NTC, we are taking back the stage – centering the stories of women and people who have too long been marginalized. We are energized by the opportunity we have as artists to tell stories that explore all kinds of perspectives, cultures, and life experiences. Everybody's story encompasses a whole world. We love the wonderment of experiencing someone else's story. It's like encountering the world anew.”
– Melissa Bernstein, Artistic Director
At least 50 percent of our roles each season will be cast with artists of color. We wish to be a creative home for artists of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives. Our work is richer when we embrace our different lived experiences and bring our whole selves to the creative process.
At least 40 percent of our plays will tell stories from historically under-represented communities. We want to reflect the vastness and depth of what it means to be human. And we believe exploring humanity through different perspectives builds a better understanding of ourselves and the world around us.
We will continue to look into new ways to promote anti-racism throughout our organization. We believe every decision we make should be an anti-racist one, so we are committed to listening, learning, growing, and actively creating a welcoming community.