"Tell me a story." These words have been uttered by children and adults alike since the beginning of time. There's something magical about stories. They capture our imagination, educate our minds, and inspire us to action. Stories provide humor, evoke outrage, and impart wisdom. They have the power to hold a culture in place or cause it to change.
Through the telling of stories we realize and share our hopes and dreams, confront and conquer our deepest and darkest fears, and attempt to understand, explain and celebrate the human condition. Through the telling of stories we seek to find the thread that connects us all.
The search for this thread, coupled with our love and respect for story, were the driving forces that led to the birth of Emergent Theatre in 2010. After years of being fortunate enough to lend a hand in the realization of others' artistic visions, we felt it was time we acted upon our desires to tell the stories we wanted to tell, in a manner we felt they should be told.
So whether we make you laugh, cry, frighten, or keep you guessing, our hope is that, in the end, we will have made your experience an enjoyable one. We invite you to take some time out of your busy lives and come join us. We'd love to tell you a story.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Our goal is to celebrate and depict the human spirit in an honest and entertaining way through the telling of story. Whether it's a classic or new work, a comedy or drama, we aspire to tell it in a manner that will leave the audience affected, moved and fulfilled.