The Actors’ Warehouse is a community theatre founded in 2011 and incorporated 2014 as a 501(c)(3). We are an enterprising project generated from and by this community. It was born out of a need to increase theatrical diversity in casting and programming for the Gainesville community.
We are humble and intimate with a heartfelt aim: To create and recreate a safe space where we can share stories of the human experience, using the art of performance. In this space, we give of ourselves, sometimes as performers at other times as receptive audience members. We believe this exchange has the power to expand our individual compassion and capacity to connect as a community, ultimately forwarding social justice and public health, inclusive of mind and body.
Amid our current political and racial climate, for many it is a dispiriting experience with an unsettling, if not frightening, outcome, leaving many of us feeling unsafe. In a way, this may be the most poignant time for our community to come together and reflect on experiences. Regardless of political persuasion, the Actors’ Warehouse is a space for us to connect, to receive the gifts these stories are, and reflect to fathom the unfathomable.