In a world that feels increasingly fragmented, divided by race, gender, and politics, it can feel hard to imagine solutions; it can feel hard to hope. Arête’s mission is to brave the chasms with radical empathy, innovating new pathways to connection through acting, movement, and song. Our theater company writes and performs shows about social issues that cut to the core of what makes us human-- and that challenge us to reassess our deepest-held beliefs.

We believe in enduring experiences.

We believe in community.

We believe in the power of language, music and dance to tap into the currency of raw emotion--a currency which, unlike politics or religion-- we all share.

This is musical theater, redefined.