Our Mission

Second Stage is dedicated to the production of student theater at Wesleyan University and to the fostering of a diverse and supportive theater community. As a teaching organization, we are committed to sharing our resources and empowering students with the tools to realize their creative visions. In doing so, we strive to dismantle barriers that have made theater, both at Wesleyan and at large, historically inaccessible to those marginalized on the basis of race, class, gender, ability, and sexual orientation, and other oppressive social structures. Second Stage acknowledges that each production we sponsor makes an impact on the broader campus community, and we will use our platform to lift up the broadest possible range of stories and voices.