TheatreFIRST is an art-as-activism organization investigating new models of equitable representation through our development-based new works process.From development to production, our artistic, creative, and production teams are at minimum two-thirds people of color, half female identified and one-third LGBTQIA2. By building all work from the ground up, our staff and board can best explore how to center, lift, and amplify historically marginalized storytellers. Making theatre a place where social and economic justice happens means breaking down perceived barriers, implementing equal access to resources, creating sanctuary for the unheard, and demanding a new direction for a shared future.