Theater in the Open

Newburyport, MA 01950

978-465-2572

Our Mission

The mission of the Theater in the Open is to transform the magical tradition of storytelling into theater. Using puppetry, pageantry, music, movement, and acting, we present and explore myths, classic literature, original scripts, and modern dramas that reflect the diversity of cultures around us. We embrace our audiences and invite the community to create with us from seed to flower, enjoying the beauty of art and nature in an affordable, accessible, and educational manner. We develop the talent and range of abilities of our unified company through a disciplined work ethic, fun, and a desire to grow.

At Theater in the Open, we have long been committed to bringing inventive, engaging and thoughtful theater to our community.  For the past few years, we have also been able to realize our long-term goal of bringing free theater to the area, keeping art as open and accessible as possible.  Our performances speak to children, adults and families in our communities.  As our audiences have grown steadily over the years, we remain ever grateful for their support.

Over our 34 year history, the Company has been equally as committed to fostering children's arts education.  Workshop is the centerpiece of this program, with offerings around the year, anchored by our long running and popular Summer Arts Workshop.  It is a wonderful program that encourages not only a love of the arts, but also helps students to find their unique voices and gain self-assurance.

We look forward to seeing old friends and new this year in the Open.

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