Mission, Vision & Values
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is dedicated to excellence in producing an eclectic range of live theatre.
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis will be the pre-eminent theatre and will be indispensable to the quality of life in the St. Louis region.
We value informative, entertaining, and challenging live professional theatre. The Rep seeks to present an array of theatrical styles and periods in our programming. We have a responsibility both to preserve our theatrical heritage, as well as to develop new works to add to this heritage. This theatre works to lead audiences without losing them. By its nature live theatre involves risk and we recognize the need to present programming which may provoke strong reaction, both positive and negative.
We value excellence in all we do. The Rep strives to produce theatre of the highest professional quality. We seek consistently superior quality in every aspect of our operations.
We value life-long education. The Rep provides substantial and varied opportunities for learning about the human experience through the art of theatre. All people connected to The Rep should consider themselves to be invested in an educational process which is reflected in all programs of the theatre.
We value a strong, vibrant arts community. The Rep is committed to playing a leadership role in the arts community and to expanding public awareness of the essential contribution the arts make to society.
We value diversity. The Rep strives to provide opportunities for diverse artistic expression, as well as diverse artists, staff and audience. Diversity is a wide-ranging value, encompassing but not limited to diversity in aesthetics, age, class, disability, ethnicity, gender, geography, race and sexual orientation.
We value the contribution of our artists and our staff. The Rep seeks to attract outstanding professionals to join our work. We support the concept of The Rep as an “artistic home” which engenders a sense of pride, involvement and mutual support among all who work here. This means that we must provide these individuals with the best possible working environment, compensation, benefits, and support, within the constraints of our available resources.
We value all who have a stake in our success. The Rep is committed to building and sustaining a vital connection among all its stakeholders: subscribers, audience, artists, staff, donors, volunteers, our Board, Webster University, the larger theatrical community, the arts community of the region, students, teachers and learners of all ages.
We value the long-term viability of our theatre. The Rep will maintain financial strength and stability as a means to achieve greater artistic freedom. We seek to build long-term human, physical and financial resources. We practice sound fiscal responsibility and strive for the financial growth that enhances our opportunities to expand our contribution to society.