Mission, Values and Vision

Our Mission

We are fiercely committed to making the stage as diverse as the city of Chicago--presenting new voices from inadequately represented communities and recasting classic works to showcase their contemporary relevance.

Our Core Values

  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Eradicating Borders
  • Connecting
  • Candor
  • Transparency
  • Openness
  • Playfulness
  • Mastery
  • Beauty

Our Vision

Halcyon Theatre seeks to connect people across our communities, by sharing stories that reach through our past and imagine a new future.

The myth of the Halcyon is one of connection, transformation and soaring into a new future. It is a story of love with a lasting ripple effect. We work to give our audience a magic mirror to see a different way forward, revealing a path to more possibilities.

We make our art as an agent for change by:

  • Entertaining, provoking, and inspiring
  • Expanding what is thought possible
  • Understanding our history
  • Welcoming people with their whole selves
  • Tearing down the systems of oppression that confine us
  • Respecting, Nurturing and Sharing our cultures
  • Distilling our traditions to build a new artistic vocabulary
  • Staging the tensions between the sacred and the profane; between how our world is and how we want it to be; between the rational and the mystic
  • Developing artists and artistic works for a new tomorrow

We want people to leave their time with us feeling less alone, alive with magic, and knowing more is possible.