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Mission, Vision, and Values

What We Stand For

Mission

What do we do?

A Noise Within produces classic theatre as an essential means to enrich our community by embracing universal human experiences, expanding personal awareness, and challenging individual perspectives. Our company of resident and guest artists performing in rotating repertory immerses student and general audiences in timeless, epic stories in an intimate setting.

Vision

What are our ideals?

Our most successful art asks our community to question beliefs, focus on relationships, and develop self-awareness. Southern California audiences of all ages and backgrounds build community together while engaging with this most visceral and primal of storytelling techniques. ANW’s production of classic theatre includes all plays we believe will be part of our cultural legacy. We interpret these stories through the work of a professional resident company – a group of artists whose work is critical to their community – based on the belief that trust among artists and between artists and audience can only be built through an honest and continuing dialogue. Our plays will be performed in rotating repertory, sometimes simultaneously in multiple spaces, and buttressed by meaningful supporting programs to create a symphonic theatrical experience for artists and audience.

Values

What will we fiercely defend?

    • Artistic excellence means serving the story with integrity
    • Classic theatre is an inclusive endeavor, engaging our broadest community by age, gender, ethnicity, physical ability – all people – with universal stories
    • Education means eliciting empathy with disparate viewpoints and deepening our students’ personal relationship with great literature
    • Our resident artist company builds trust that deepens their ability to interpret the work
A Vision for Community, Equity, and Inclusion

ANW is committed to engaging all members of the community; formalized in 2015, our Vision for Community, Equity, and Inclusion is about improving our outreach so that our artists, plays, events, education,  board, staff, and audience are entirely reflective of our greater community. We continue to seek ideas to further our outreach in this dimension. Our goal is for all of your – our entire community – to feel like ANW is the theatre company for us all. Read the document here.