Mission

 

 
B.R.I.D.G.E Theatre Project's mission is to educate, inspire, and connect young people around the globe through intensive theatre education programs that encourage self-expression, foster self-confidence, promote cultural tolerance, expand world views and perspectives, and explore solutions to community problems through the creation and exchange of original plays and theatrical productions.

B.R.I.D.G.E stands for "Building Relationships and Inspiring Dialogue through Global Exchange." We begin building relationships by partnering with other arts organizations and bringing their vision to what we do abroad. We travel to other countries and offer theatre programs in their communities, building relationships with teachers, artists, and government officials around the globe as we set our plans in motion. Volunteers build relationships with youth participants by leading intensive playwriting and acting programs, children build relationships with one another as they come together to create theatre, and professional actors build relationships with community members while rehearsing and performing the youth participants’ original work.

We inspire dialogue through the intensive playwriting programs we offer, where the children learn to put their imaginative ideas into dialogue format while collaboratively creating their own plays. In a culminating production, staged readings of their work inspire dialogue within the community, as the unique voices of the youth are brought out into the world.

Finally, B.R.I.D.G.E provides a unique opportunity for global exchange by selecting a play written by the youth participants and bringing it to another country for the children there to perform. Through this rare forum, communities have a chance to explore the differences and similarities between other cultures and their own.

Utilizing art and creativity as our common bond, B.R.I.D.G.E bridges people together, from one side of the globe to the other.