ARC is an ensemble-based company that produces contemporary international theatre in a multinational city. We take a rigorous, bold, socially active, and highly collaborative approach to producing thought-provoking international works in their Canadian premiere. By collaborating with community stakeholders, non-governmental organizations, and our audience, we create this work as a means of engaging with relevant global conversations. Community engagement and social justice are at the core of who we are as theatre-makers.
We are constantly in pursuit of artistic excellence. We want our work to move the needle towards a more socially-progressive world. We strive to initiate an exchange with the community around us based on the work we produce.
We are committed to creating dialogue through education and training initiatives, including the ongoing artistic development of our Resident Artists. We seek to engage new creative partnerships with artists and organizations around the world.
We believe in an equity-seeking and anti-racist approach to all artistic endeavours, rooted in trust and integrity; we believe in shared responsibility and the power of collaboration; we know that stories from around the world can have resonance in Canada; we understand that we are stronger together and thrive because of our diversity; we believe in deep community engagement across our work; we share stories that are relevant to the here and now of our world.