In 2016, TheatreFIRST was reinvented into a theatre lab dedicated to the search for new forms of progressive justice. Now in our fourth season of this innovation, TheatreFIRST has made a national name for itself responding to the present and future needs of its community. We are not another theatre company with an EDI committee, we are a social and economic justice organization that uses theatre as its method for change.

Leading with mandates of a minimum two-thirds people of color, half female-identified, and one-third LGBTQIA2+ in all aspects of infrastructure and production, TheatreFIRST is a forty-member-strong community. Our voices explore and exhibit the promise of representation. We challenge traditional constructs at every stage of theatre’s world-building process.

We are proud of what we’ve accomplished, humbled by what we haven’t, and excited to work harder with all of the knowledge we are gaining along the way.