The Between the Acts Project develops, produces, and presents works of theater, performance art, and the public humanities. Through collaborative research and creation, BTAP devises artistic encounters that engage the public with the pressing sociopolitical, philosophical, and spiritual questions of our time. Our inquiry-driven, project-based work seeks to advance civic conversations by bringing to light that which is unseen and amplifying that which is unheard.
Social Justice, Diversity,
We welcome and affirm individuals of all identities and backgrounds, celebrating diversity of race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, physical and mental abilities, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, nationality and immigration status, religion, age, appearance, and level of formal education. We recognize and contend with the history and ongoing realities of racism, classism, misogyny, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, and other forms of oppression throughout our society, and specifically as propagated by performing arts and public humanities organizations. We oppose and resist acts of violence, discrimination, and omission that harm marginalized communities by actively seeking out and including diverse perspectives in our process and productions. We strive toward maximum accessibility in all aspects of our work.
We believe that the artistic process is enriched and enlivened by the meeting of minds and souls. We believe that all theater should be community theater; our work seeks to bring people together in facing our simultaneously fraught and fulfilling coexistence. We foster an atmosphere of mutual support and respect that allows both individuals and works of art to grow, change, and thrive.
Emotional Passion and Intellectual Rigor
We define excellence in the arts as a coupling of visceral passion and rigor of thought. We endeavor to spur deep feeling and reflection in all of our work.