Open Circle Theatre produces high-quality, inventive theatre productions that provide opportunities for professional theatre artists with and without disabilities. Consequently, a space is established in the DC metro theatre community that:
- Exposes the work of artists and arts administrators with disabilities in an integrated setting and celebrates the innovative artistic aesthetic that can be generated by embracing these theatre professionals
- Creates an environment that is accessible to all — from the most mainstream theatre goer to those with auditory, visual or intellectual disabilities — and strives to provide an equivalent experience for every member of a diverse audience
- Uses the performing arts to make education and learning inclusive for all students and all types of learners
- Mentors the development of professional artists with disabilities
Open Circle Theatre advances the idea that disability can enhance the artistic experience, inspire aesthetic innovation, and influence a community to become accessible for all. Through the arts, a community can be brought together to celebrate all abilities and embrace similarities rather than differences.