Since its founding 20 years ago, New York City Children’s Theater has been committed to promoting diversity. We’ve celebrated kids and cultures from all over the world, and have been fortunate enough to work with a group of artists who come from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Teaching city kids that their stories belong on stage, no matter who they are, is a crucial part of our mission.
The recent spike in hate crimes across the country has angered and upset us. Stories about attacks in our city cut especially deep. But we know that there’s power in coming together as a diverse, inclusive community. We promise to keep working to bridge the gaps that divide us: to give underrepresented groups a voice on our mainstage, to cultivate respect and empathy in schools through our anti-bullying workshops, and to encourage collaboration and creativity through our Literature at Play residencies.
We’re proud to serve all of New York City’s children, and always will be.