We value our artists - not as employees or one-dimensional practitioners, but as multi-faceted human beings, complete with varying perceptions and interesting contradictions as well as priorities, interests, and talents beyond their artistic discipline.
We value our audiences - not merely as patrons, consumers, or spectators, but as fellow playmates.
We value the ephemeral - to achieve a true sense of play we must leave room for chance, serendipity and the unknown. We achieve this through live performance that resists codification and commodification.
We value shared authorship and ownership - true innovation is derived from collaboration and the meeting of disparate perspectives and backgrounds. All great ideas arise from a broad network of thoughts and concepts. We wish to dispel the myth that genius is a singular person.
We value mindfulness, transparency, and accountability - key ingredients to individual growth and community care.
We value fun and humor - serious art does not always have to be made within serious conditions.
We believe bodies are intelligent, communicative, and adaptive. We believe having a body is simultaneously a unified and individualized experience - everyone has a body yet no two bodies are the same. As such, we believe it is up to every individual to decide what is right or wrong for their own body.
We believe play is essential to the human experience and a fundamental aspect of learning. We believe in life long learning, and as such believe play should be a life long endeavor. We believe play should be part of both making art and experiencing art.
We believe live performance seamlessly draws bodies and play together by engaging community and stimulating shared heartbeats. We believe performance spaces and rehearsal rooms are microcosms of our larger community and as such our thoughts, actions, and words within these spaces matter. We believe in the power of performance to fulfill the promise of a better future.