The Proposition

We hold space for theater makers to share knowledge and resources to help build a stronger community for theater. We are dedicated to theater education, sustainability and bringing all voices to the stage by removing social and financial barriers.

This giving Tuesday, help us keep theater alive and sustainable for the future!
  • According to statistics, nonprofit theater contributed $66.8 billion* to the US economy
  • Did you know that participating in the theater helps students improve in school and life?
  • Theater supports the economy is more ways than one by bringing  jobs and business to local restaurants, bars. Theater means business!

*from 2015 AEP5 (Arts & Economic Prosperity) report

The MISSION of this company to is to support the development of new works and a broader audience by providing incubator support to playwrights and independent theater makers to elevate their work. By holding space for them to focus on the creative aspects of their craft, we are able create opportunity for individuals from diverse backgrounds who have a shared belief in deep collaboration, that removes barriers to richer and more diverse storytelling but lack resources, both physical, financial as well as administrative.

The PLAN is to develop a cooperative with community partnerships, provide fellowships, financial as well as production support to individuals and teams who apply and qualify for our future programs. Our short term goal will be to establish partnerships with venues around the state to produce shows by coop members. The long term goal will be to build a state of the art, community space that is capable of incubating multiple companies and individual artists as a home in Central Connecticut.

What the What? Musings on the state of theatre

  • Theater Makers Social Hour – YOU are invited! Thursday, November 16, 2023

    Theater Makers Social Hour – YOU are invited! Thursday, November 16, 2023

    Theater Makers Social Hour is open to the community. We have lots of new programming to talk about and are actively looking for community partners. Pizza and light beverages will be served. Our Social Hour is a space being held for theater makers to gather, share experience and resources and mostly, just a fun time…

  • Theater and the Curate’s Egg

    Theater and the Curate’s Egg

    In trying to understand the barriers that the privilege pipeline in theater creates systemically, it is important to acknowledge that it is not all bad. It is like the Curate’s egg. Since I personally believe that art itself is class blind and so belongs to all of us, it stands to reason that the privilege…

  • Trouble in Discomfort

    Trouble in Discomfort

    I was lucky enough to catch Alice Childress’ “Trouble in Mind” last night at Hartford Stage and it stirred up a lot. The play was written in 1957 (the year of my birth) and the conversations in the play could have taken place today. That we are still having the same conversations about race and…