Mission

Antaeus is an actor-driven theater company that explores and produces timely and timeless works, grounded in our passion for the Classics.

We illuminate diverse human experiences through performance, training and outreach.

We believe in the transformative power of live theater.

We value:

    • Artistic Excellence: Some of the finest artists in the American theatre call Antaeus their home. We believe in excellence and strive for greatness. We believe in taking creative risks and working above and beyond our comfort zones in order to create experiences that stimulate, inspire, and challenge our audiences.
    • Company: We are a community built by artists who have chosen to contribute their vast array of talents to Antaeus. Our dedication to the larger group is our strength, and makes the whole greater than the sum of its parts.
    • Community Engagement: Theatre is a profoundly social act. Antaeus is a gathering place where actors and audiences can come together for a shared experience. We recognize it is important to engage our audiences on and off the stage. Using theatre as a catalyst, we stimulate important conversations to nurture understanding and create empathy.
    • Inclusivity: We are committed to creating a welcoming environment and deeper inclusion within our company. Antaeus strives for diversity through Company membership, Board membership, staff, nontraditional casting, choice of artistic material, and through our community outreach. We are a space where all voices are heard.
    • Respect: We are committed to actively communicating by both listening and hearing without prejudice; we value each other’s opinions. We approach our conversations with empathy, generosity, and a collaborative spirit to build a lasting foundation that honors our commitments to each other and the company.
    • Artistic Growth: We have a thirst for knowledge and are committed to growing as artists. Grounded in classical text and training, we are an artistic home where professional actors can continue to work on their craft amongst their peers. We inspire the next generation of theater artists through performance, education, and outreach.
    • Accountability: Antaeus builds trust through mutual respect and integrity in all of our interactions. We keep our word and honor our commitments to the company, the community, our audiences, and each other.
    • Professionalism: Antaeus is a leader in the professional arts community, which is reflected in the quality and vision of our artists, staff, and board members.