Actors Theatre is THE unique theatre in Phoenix and is the only company that produces cutting edge plays that amuse, provoke, educate, and, in general, takes audiences to a higher level. The sad thing is that local and national Arts support is dwindling and ATP was one of the earlier casualties due, in large part, to the fact that they don’t do standard “crowd pleasers” but, rather present challenging, Broadway quality productions. My wife & I have been financial, technical, and production supporters for a number years and only wish that more people that appreciate quality would get on board as well. Phoenix can ill afford to lose a company of this quality and integrity.
To me, theater is essential culture. No where else, save life itself, do we have the chance to watch a story become a living, breathing creature. No where else is the opportunity given to lean forward and add your own energy to the story being told. I introduced my son to theater at an early age and it is one of the things we really enjoy doing as a family.
I see amazing theater at Actors Theatre. Theater that makes me laugh. Theater that moves me. Theater that inspires me to do my very best work.
I admire Actors Theatre's audience. Smart, interesting people who demand smart and interesting plays.
I have such respect for the artists that work there, both on the front and behind the scenes. The support given there is astounding and their commitment to what they do makes me proud to have Actors Theatre on my resume.
I think of the people at Actors Theatre as my people and some of my dearest friends.