The Foundry is an experiment in the creation of a theatre company that is expressed both by the art we make and the contexts we address to contain it. We approach our work multi-dimensionally and intersectionally. The dimensions which currently guide the company's values are:
INVITATION We regard our events as invitations to gather and encourage the engagement of a
participatory public, who in turn continue to impact the company’s evolution.
MAKING We seek to make rigorous theatre works that are driven by inquiry, and that knit together
provocative content with unusual forms. Our works are born primarily of commissions made to artists to whom we guarantee, from the start, that we will produce their commissioned work, and creatively and financially support its inimitable development through to premiere. We are committed to providing respectful compensation to all collaborators that is in relation to permanent staff salaries; we maintain transparency in all our budgeting and invite our collaborators to participate in all elements of producing.
POLITICS We consider our theatre company within an ecology of repairing, transforming, and
collectively making the world. Our programs continue to pursue deeper meanings
and practices of democracy, and our internal structure of shared leadership reflects
these pursuits. We seek to participate in a paradigm shift in the ways that art and
the artists who make it are considered engaged in this democracy.