noun \kō-ˈhē-zhən\: a condition in which people or things are closely united
It’s Time For A Change or Two
After four years as an independent theatre company in the vibrant and diverse artistic community of Baltimore, we knew it was time to take a look back at how we define ourselves and how we operate. Ideas and values that we didn’t imagine when we started have evolved through the work we’ve done to become some of the most important core beliefs to us as a company. Changes that our community has gone through have informed how we want to operate and respond to important issues moving forward. What we put on stage, and how we go about it, matter enough to articulate it clearly for all to see, and there were things we’ve been doing that we never took the time to incorporate into who we are on paper. So we took stock. We brainstormed. We looked back at what we’ve done, and we looked forward to what we want to do better. This meant some changes. The first involved our Mission statement, and a new statement of core values. It also meant a reshuffling of staff structure, of season schedule, and the hard work of putting our money where our mouth is, with a new code of conduct policy, a new ticketing model, and a re-dedication to the work that we do, and to our artists and audiences. We are proud of where we’ve been, and what we’ve accomplished. We’re also proud of how that work has shaped and prepared us for our future. We are incredibly excited to share with you the first steps toward that future at Cohesion Theatre Company.
Cohesion Theatre Company is dedicated to the production and development of thoughtful and audacious live theatre that is culturally and socially resonant, while striving for the highest levels of artistic excellence and intersectional awareness.
Core Company Values:
We are a safe and welcoming home to artists and audiences of all backgrounds, and expressions.
We center our work on bold, character-driven stories that give opportunities to underrepresented voices and artists.
We value parity and appropriate social and cultural representation in the work we present, and make it our goal to be both thoughtful and deliberate in all our artistic and company-wide choices.
We use unique and immersive storytelling methods to amplify historical, fantastical, and surreal tales on our stages, and bring astounding experiences to our audiences.
We work with artists of different mediums and collaborate with other arts-based companies to broaden the reach and scope of the work of our artistic community.
We are constantly looking for new ways to engage, value, and represent our local neighborhood communities, through the work we present, as well as through classes, educational programs, local festivals, and other outreach.
We continually engage in projects that plumb the depths of what makes us all different, and reveal what makes us all human.
Get in touch with us!
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Cohesion Theatre Company
3717 Gough Street
Baltimore, MD 21224
Cohesion Theatre Company is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Cohesion Theatre Company must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.