Our Mission

The Mission of Ellipse Theatre Community seeks to build a supportive and artistically aware community through the performing arts and education.

Our Vision

The Vision of Ellipse Theatre Community seeks to dynamically create community through entertainment, education, and diverse perspectives for cultural enlightenment.  We strive and will encourage all to lead, create, and learn from our core values of

Collaboration, Outreach, Relevance, and Excellence. 

 

With these as our foundation, we intend to create quality theatre

for an inspired and evolving community - “one stage at a time”.

Our Values

Collaboration

Theatre requires collaboration.  To achieve the best collaborative efforts, we encourage all who partake to embrace a fearless spirit of curiosity, practice active listening and sharing, foster a safe and supportive environment and, above all, treat the work and the people who create and witness it with trust and respect.

Outreach

We believe embracing diversity in all its forms is essential to keeping our theatrical work relevant and vital. We seek to continually expand and improve our Inclusion, Diversity, Equality, and Accessibility initiatives so that our plays, events, education, board, staff, volunteers, artists and audience are reflective of our greater community.​

Relevance

As a theatre, we seek to promote theatre and arts education for the culture of today and tomorrow. As an organization, we will uphold our standing as a not-for-profit organization by being reliable stewards of the public trust and the resources provided to us by our community.  We will seek to continually strengthen our artistic leadership through our local community and greater region to foster a vital, nurturing, and financially secure organization that will thrive for generations to come.

Excellence

We seek to bring the best possible version of ourselves to our work onstage, behind the scenes, in the classroom, operations, and to our community by holding ourselves to high artistic, professional and personal standards.

Inclusion, Diversity, Equality

and Accessibility Statement

Ellipse Theatre Community is committed to building a creative and dynamic organization that celebrates individual differences and treats everyone with fairness and respect. Inclusion, Diversity, Equality, and Accessibility are important to Ellipse Theatre Community as we believe that the unique perspectives and experiences from throughout our diverse community are invaluable to achieving our Mission and Vision of bringing inspiring live theatre and enriching education opportunities to all members of our community. Ellipse Theatre Community does not discriminate in practices or employment opportunities on the basis of an individual’s race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local regulations.