Diverse City Theater Company
"We want to discover and celebrate what it means to be an artist in a country that has become larger than the geographical space it occupies; the shared humanity underneath the social and cultural collisions in our daily lives; the stories underneath the issues, stories that are compelling, fun and wise. Our company is young, but our heart is large and our mission ambitious."
-Victor Lirio, Founder/Artistic Director
Formed in April 2003, Diverse City Theater Company--run by artist playwrights, directors and actors--is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) theater developing and producing organization based in the world's most diverse city, New York. Our mission is to promote multiculturalism in the theater arts by developing and producing powerful and thought-provoking works that explore and examine our society's diversity issues from social, cultural, gender, demographic and global perspectives; create multiculturally fluent theater audiences; and advocate the non-traditional casting of actors to reflect the rich spectrum and diversity of our national culture.
* Present compelling stories that portray our society's diversity
* Draw together a diverse audience
* Explore social and universal issues through the art of the theater
Diverse City Theater Company is theater for the global village. It is home for championing artists where all voices are heard and where art and human truths are freely expressed without judgment.